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Special Program, 夏至 Geshi • Japanese Tea Demonstration

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Yuku mizu: Flowing through the Seasons
Yuku mizu ( 行水 ) a term used in haiku, evokes an image of moving water, or flowing water. Yuku mizu: Flowing through the Seasons demarcates the shift from summer into winter at Manitoga.

Sunday, June 19, 2-4pm
夏至 Geshi • Japanese Tea Demonstration
2 hours, $125 General Admission
Celebrate Summer Solstice with an afternoon tour of Manitoga, culminating in Mary’s Meadow. Designers Yoshihiro Sergel & Diana Mangaser greet guests for an intimate experience in the landscape featuring a Japanese Tea Demonstration by tea masters from the Urasenke Chanoyu Center. Light food and drink provided by Newburgh Japanese pop-up Hibino. Space is limited, reservations required. Book tickets at visitmanitoga.org

Please review our Visitor Information when planning your visit: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/visitor-information

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center is thrilled to extend the Tea House by designers Yoshihiro Sergel & Diana Mangaser in the landscape into 2022. Set upon quarry-stone footings among the ferns and grasses of Mary’s Meadow, the Tea House exquisitely expresses the integration of design and nature at Manitoga while evoking Russel Wright’s great affinity with Japan. Designers Yoshihiro Sergel and Diana Mangaser conceived and hand-crafted the Tea House from wood, paper and string as a space for contemplation and ritual, a stage for poetry and music, and as an open framework for the seasonal changes of nature as spring turns to fall and becomes winter at Manitoga.

This program is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds from Putnam County, and from the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts.


Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center


MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center
584 Route 9D
Garrison, NY
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