| At Konnichian, the Ambassador and her family were shown into the Chofu-no-ma within the Heisei Chashitsu, in which individual tables and chairs had been arranged for their seating. Iemoto Zabosai welcomed them, and before he personally conducted the temae to make tea for them, he had Urasenke's heirloom tea jar brought in, removed some of the extra high quality leaf tea which it contained, and showed his guests how the leaves are ground using a stone mill to make the green tea powder (matcha). Then, he carried in the equipment for laying the charcoal in the hearth built into the floor, and did sumidemae to build the charcoal fire to heat the water for the tea. His wife, SEN Masako, son Takafumi, daughter Makiko, and nephew IZUMI Koichiro helped to convey the sweets and tea to Ambassador Kennedy and her husband and their three children.|
As the tea entertainments were coming to an end, Iemoto Zabosai's father, Daisosho SEN Genshitsu (Hounsai Sen Soshitsu XV), came into the room to express his greetings, as he had been away on business when the Ambassador and her family arrived.