Members and guests of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association, led by president George R. Ariyoshi, ushered in the Year of the Dog on Jan. 21 with the Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, at the Seiköan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i.

In attendance for the first tea were Tankokai president and former Hawai‘i governor George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean; Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and his wife Misako

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