Horai Center For The Study Of Pacific Culture
Understanding harmony and cultural exchange all in a bowl of tea. Our mission is to to increase understanding harmony and cultural exchange between the people of the United States of America and those of other Pacific cultures. Our initial focus is the study and promotion of Japanese arts and culture especially Cha no yu (the Tea Ceremony) and Chado (The Way of Tea). Horai’s mission is guided by the Four Principles of Tea: Wa (harmony) Kei (respect) Sei (purity) and Jaku (tranquillity).