Pre-Order Summer Getas! Receive 10% Off!

Chaya has been selling the orginal, hand-made Japanese getas from Mizutori, for years.  Mizutori is a well-known and respected small business in Japan, family owned and operated since the 1930's. Just in time for summer, these beautiful, high-quality sandals are extremely comfortable and well made. Designed to last, these shoes come in a variety of fabrics and various heel […]

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The Art of Ikebana

Cha-ya is pleased to have with us local ikebana artist, Atsuko Veio.   Atsuko will demonstrate the art of Ikebana flowering arranging with on Saturday, May 5, with two small, intimate seatings: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Atsuko has been studying Ikebana, Ohara School, since 2005. Her teacher is Rimiko Ogura. She is affiliated with Ikebana International, […]

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Pre-Order Shincha Now for 10% Discount!

It's that time of year again!! Our Shincha (new tea) will be here soon and it is an exciting time of the year for tea lovers. As we have done for the past several years, we will air-import Hashiri Shincha, Shincha Kunpu and Shincha Houryoku once they are available. We are pleased to annouce that […]

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Cha-ya Presents…Patti Wells & Ling-Yen Jones!

Cha-ya is happy to announce the return of two talented women: jewelry artist and metal-smith, Ling-Yen Jones & clothing designer and jewelry artist, Patti Wells. Ling-Yen's  jewelry speaks for itself; creations which are useful, artistic, symbolic and identifying; expressions of personal ideas. Both Patti's jewelry and clothing boast of natural creativity and beauty, with a unique "Zen flair." […]

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Selection of Tansu & More!

We have a lovely selection of tansu and other new arrivals, including a wonderful Boy's Day banner which is made in Japan of high quality cotton and measures 16' x 28". We also have two unique pieces from an estate: A large, antique cast iron pot and a large, hand carved hibachi with a copper […]

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Inventory Reduction Sale!

Cha-ya is hosting a January Inventory Reduction Sale for 5 days only! Starting Friday, January 26 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Savings include up to 50% on selected items. Please join us for this big event and save on beautiful home decor, art, Japanese antiques, jewelry, scarves and much more!  ~Mitsuko

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Small Business Saturday at Cha-ya!

   We always appreciate our customers' throughout the year! Thank you so much! This Saturday, after Thanksgiving, is hailed as "Small Business Saturday."  As you can appreciate, it is challenging to compete with big stores, especially with "Black Friday" each year. Cha-ya is excited to participate in and make Saturday a wonderful experience for you. (Our hours for Small Business Saturday […]

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

Cha-ya presents a demonstration of traditional tea ceremony, and the serving of matcha. We will offer 2 seating times. Each demonstration will host up to 10 people. The cost is $5.00 per person. Space is limited. Please call or email Cha-ya ASAP, to make your reservation. 831.646.5486 SUNDAY, NOV. 5, 2017 First seating time: 11:00 a.m. […]

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Local Ceramist Returns to Cha-ya!

Joey Klein is a young potter from Carmel Valley. With both of his parents making pottery, he has spent his entire life around ceramics and was drawn to it from an early age. His interest in Japanese pottery grew from attending yearly firings at Hiroshi Ogawa's wood kiln in Oregon. A fondness for tea has […]

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Save the Date! Ling-Yen Designs Coming to Cha-ya!

We, at Cha-ya, are happy to announce this special event featuring handcrafted jewelry artist and metalsmith, Ling-Yen Jones!   Please join Mitsuko Noda Gammon, owner, and Ling-Yen Jones, jewelry on  Saturday, June 17 &  Sunday, June 18, 2017. On June 18, we will have special musical guest, Shakuhachi player, Karl Young. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on both […]

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