Karleen C. Chinen

At age 92 — and soon to be 93 — Dr. Genshitsu Sen, the 15th generation Urasenke grand tea master, doesn’t waste a day in promoting what has been his life’s mission: to promote “peacefulness through a bowl of tea.”

Dr. Sen, who most Urasenke tea students address respectfully as “Daisosho,” or “great grand master,” commemorated the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association with three full days of activities that brought more than 500 Urasenke students from Japan and Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Canada and the continental United States to Hawai‘i from Feb. 19 through 21. They celebrated not only the Hawaii Association’s 65th anniversary, but also Daisosho’s 65 years of spreading peace through tea throughout the world.

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