Global Online Autumn Tea Ceremony
Based in Washington D.C, the center of international politics, our non-profit has been working since 2017 on our concept of "tea diplomacy," which is a combination of grassroots citizen diplomacy, the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and private diplomacy.
As the world faces global problems such as climate change, a pandemic, and international tension, the need for harmony, mutual understanding, and collaboration, is more urgent than ever.
At Sakura Cha Meet, we focus on the culture of harmony and peace within the Japanese tea ceremony and its potential to attract world leaders. We want to spread this philosophy of mutual understanding among the world's people and leaders through our "Sakura" tea ceremony.
Today, the tea ceremony tends to focus on the importance of formality, but we believe that the spirit to enjoy tea is the most important.
We call this spirit "Sakura" which our organization is named after.
Matcha and chasen (matcha whisk) are used as tools to share the aesthetics and harmonious spirit of Japan. The chawan (bowl) and flowers (ikebana) are sourced locally.