Join the NorCal Columbia Alumni Club Saturday May 12th for a Womyn’s Tea in the Japanese Tea Garden, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. In the Tea House at 1pm, staff will guide attendees in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, overlooking the garden and pond.
After tea, everyone is welcome to join us for a walk through Japanese landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara’s 5 acre masterpiece, where he and his family lived until 1942 when they, along with approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans, were forced into internment camps. The Japanese Tea Garden endures, featuring an arched drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds and a zen garden.
We use the term "womyn" to describe any person who identifies as female or feminine in an open invitation including mothers, sisters, partners and friends. This Mother's Day weekend, we'd like to forgo what we may have understood to be the traditional context for motherhood in recognition of all those who have loved, and continue to love, in the act of raising children.
Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womyns-tea-in-the-japanese-tea-garden-tickets-45670602000
Location: The Japanese Tea Garden is located at 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, east of Stow Lake, between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Muni offers connections to the park throughout the city. Parking is available in the Music Concourse Parking Facility and street parking is located throughout Golden Gate Park.