Exploring the Tea Culture of Southwest China

Sunday, February 25, 2 to 4 PM, Chan Education Center

Join tea artist Yin Na as she shares her knowledge of tea growing regions and cultural traditions of Southwest China — Chongqing, Sichuan, and Yunnan. The illustrated presentation gives a vivid overview of the processing traditions, tea ceremonies, and ancient customs of each area. Participants will sample a variety of teas and learn how to brew a perfect cup of tea. Yin Na is a cultural educator visiting from Seattle’s sister city of Chongqing. She is the author of the book Tea Art of China and a producer of the website TeaArtofChina.org.  Download the bilingual flyer for more details. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with your name(s) and email address to info@seattlechinesegarden.org

Courtyard a Kaleidoscope of Color

The Celebration of Traditional Culture on Saturday, September 16, turned Knowing the Spring Courtyard into a swirl of dance, song, and art by performers from seven Chinese community organizations. Shown above is “Cheongsam Dream,” performed by the Seattle Branch of The World Cheongsam Alliance. More photos will be posted soon on the website and in social media. Thank you again to our event cosponsors: America Long Yu Traditional Opera and Face-Changing Art Academy, US China Peony Culture Foundation, and Frank Li, who brought together the performing groups.

Collaborating organizations included: Chinese Radio Seattle, Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Chongqing People’s Association of Washington, North American Artistic Performance Art Group, LS Entertainment LLC, Seattle Beijing Opera School, Seattle Jiangsu-Jiangzhe-Shanghai Association, Seattle Song and Dance Group, Tew Chew Association of Washington State, Washington US-China Education and Culture Promotion Association, The World Chinese Cheongsam Alliance-Seattle Branch, Xishan Tea Party of Seattle, and Xuemei Education Institute. 谢谢!

Dedication for the Friendship Wall

Give a Gift That Endures… Honor a Family Member or Friend with a Garden Brick

Years from now, visitors to the garden will pass by this wall and be delighted to say, “Look, right there, those are my grandparents’ names – they helped build this garden.”

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Community friends prepare to cut the ribbon at the May 20, 2012, dedication for the Friendship Wall. To see more photos from this event,download a one-page pdf file.

Prices vary from $250 to $675 based on the size of the brick and number of lines included.

Bricks are made of green granite stone and have gold engraving.

If you have questions regarding the Brick Campaign, please email info@seattlechinesegarden.org or call the office at 206-934-5219.

Your gift helps to build the Garden and strengthen a legacy for the important people in your life.