Second Sunday November 10 + Tea Ceremony

11/10/2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM PT


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Second Sunday
November 10, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Garden Admission $7.50 online / $10 at the gate
Tea Ceremony
2:00 p.m.


Second Sunday Open Days

Even though the Storrier Stearns garden is a perfect backdrop for cultural events, festivals and celebrations, Japanese gardens are designed primarily for quiet contemplation and introspection. Our Second Sundays offer visitors the serenity that has characterized Japanese gardens for centuries, and respite from a hectic world. Chairs and benches are scattered around the garden and tables are available for picnics and conversation. Highlighting the day in November will be tea ceremonies in the Niko-an Teahouse (reserved separately.)


Tea Ceremony

 2:00 p.m.

The Japanese tea ceremony is a sacred practice that embodies harmony, respect and tranquility. Experience the Way of Tea in the exquisite Niko-an Teahouse. Mikko Nakatomi will perform a tea ceremony, serving guests with traditional tea and sweets while explaining some of the meanings behind the ancient rituals of the ceremonial preparation and presentation of Japanese tea.
Pillows and chairs will be provided. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Please note: there are several steps up to enter the teahouse
Members receive free garden admission for two but registration is required for a Tea Ceremony
Pillows and chairs will be provided. Space is limited to 15 participants.
Children 12 and under free (Tea Ceremonies are not appropriate for very young children)
Picnics welcome!
Sorry, no pets allowed
The garden is wheelchair accessible
OPEN RAIN OR SHINE Refunds will be issued only if the tea practitioner is unable to perform the ceremony


Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden
270 Arlington Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105


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