UH Way of Tea Center

J-Current Vol. 31, Summer 2024, Now Available

J-Current Vol. 31, celebrating the academic accomplishments and events that took place during the 2023-2024 academic school year, is now available! Thank you for all of your hard work this past academic year, and we hope you enjoy our newest release of the J-Current. Please reach out to cjs@hawaii.edu to notify us of any omissions or requests for corrections.

A remarkable week for CJS with Dr. Sen and the Hawaiʻi House of Representatives

On February 14, 2024, Dr. Sen returned to Honolulu to give his lecture, The Spirit of Tea and Peacefulness, to a crowd of 200+ guests at the UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom. When Dr. Sen studied at UH Mānoa in the early 1950s, he began teaching a “Way of Tea” culture class, which grew in popularity and enrollment in the years after its inception. Dr. Sen, moved by the positive reception, continued to keep a close relationship with the University, and would later help fund and build the Jaku’an Tea House near the East-West Center. Appointed as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2012, Dr. Sen hopes that through “sharing a bowl of tea”, we all can share and convey the principles of Wa, Kei, Sei, and Jaku (Harmony, Respect, Purity, and Tranquility).

Dr. Genshitsu Sen returns for lecture and Jaku’an recognition at Hawaiʻi state legislature

The week of Valentine’s Day brought with it an amazing two days with Urasenke Chadō Tradition 15th-Generation Grand Master, Dr. Genshitsu Sen.