2013 / Cultural News Club / Celebration of Tea, Sept 22, 11 am to 2 pm



Cultural News Club was launched in January 2013 to explore and experience Japanese culture in Los Angeles.

This week, the Cultural News club is hosting

Sunday, Sept 22, from 11 am to 2 pm

The Actors Group    2813 W. Magnolia, Burbank, California 91505

11 AM – Tao of Tea
Tea tasting and a workshop by Den Shirakata, president and CEO of Den’s Tea. Mr. Shirakata is a third generation Japanese tea merchant with over 30 years of hands-on experience in growing and manufacturing Japanese green tea.

Den is also President and CEO of his family’s tea business in Japan, Shirakata Denshiro Shoten, Inc. (www.shirakata.co.jp).

This puts Den’s Tea is in a position to supply the freshest and most authentic varieties of Japanese green tea in North America. Learn the processing and history of green tea.  www.denstea.com / Please join the fan site – https://www.facebook.com/DensTeaInc


CN Club Play Tea Reading

12:15 PM – Staged reading of “Tea” a play by Velina Hasu Houston.

With Hiroko Imai , Sachiyo Kanbayashi
Akiko Katagiri Mai Kobayashi Kazumi Zatkin

Directed by Kaz Matamura

This year marks the 25 year anniversary of this brilliantly written play.

“A play written with a very deft poetic touch…[Houston] has taken her consciousness as woman and as Japanese American, filtered them through the lessons of history and the experience of parents and others, and brilliantly illuminated a much broader sociopolitical canvas.” —LA Times.

Location: The Actors Group, 2813 Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505

Fee is $20 per house hold which includes the PDF subscription of Cultural News for one year.

$10 additional per person from the same house-hold. (Subscribers / Members $10 )

Cultural News Club is planning to have a member only cultural event every other month. Possible events include Sake tasting, Yukata dressing, Little Tokyo Tour, etc.

For more information about the Cultural News Club, please contact Kaz Matamura directly kazmatamura@gmail.com

“TEA” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.”