Daisosho Genshitsu SEN visited New York, the United States, from 12 September to 16 September 2023, to participate in a United Nations Peace Memorial Tea Ceremony co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and Urasenke, and various other events.

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Peace Bell Ceremony, the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly will celebrate the International Day of Peace in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence.

UN Web TV - Peace Bell Ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Peace 2023

Kencha-shiki, Ceremonial Tea Offering presented by tea master Dr. Genshitsu Sen

UN Web TV - Ceremonial Tea Offering for Peace

- MOFA Press Releases -

Awarding of the Prime Minister's Award to Dr. SEN Genshitsu

- Articles in English -

Urasenke Konnichian

Daisosho Genshitsu SEN in New York for UN Peace Memorial Tea Offering & Sharing, and Other Events

Mainichi Newspaper - this article goes into great detail about Daisosho's wartime experience and his thoughts on peace.

Part 1 - Facing dark past of WWII suicide mission

Part 2 - Devoting his life to comrades lost in war

Part 3 - Spreading the ritual's spirit of humility

- Articles in Japanese -

国際連合日本政府代表部 - 国際平和の日における国連平和の鐘式典及び国連平和祈念献茶式・和合の茶会

NHK - 千玄室さん 国連本部で献茶式 世界平和祈りお茶をふるまう

共同通信 - 国連で平和祈る献茶式 千さん、各国連帯呼びかけ

Dailysun New York - 国連で平和祈る献茶式