Summer Solstice Observation at Rothko Chapel

Photo by David A. Brown/Rothko Chapel/Flickr [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=254674711303671&set=a.254666881304454.45096.146322542138889&type=3&theater]

In observation of the summer solstice, the Rothko Chapel will be open from sunrise to sunset — approximately 6:20 a.m. to 8:25 p.m. — to offer programs that celebrate the season.

Sunrise, 6:22 a.m. - Sang Chod (Tibetan Smoke Offering)
Sang Chod is a ritual traditionally done in the early morning for special occasions such as the Tibetan New Year (LoSar). Participants are invited to cleanse themselves of negativities and offer good intentions as the smoke rises.

Sunset, 8:25 p.m. - Taiko Drumming
Kaminari Taiko of Houston will perform on the plaza to mark the end of the longest day of the year. The art of taiko carries deep significance in Japanese culture. Samurai warriors used taiko on the battlefield to signal commands and frighten their enemies. Kaminari Taiko was founded in 1996 by Jay Mochizuki along with a number of talented musicians from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.



Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006


$10 suggested donation.
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