Chado Classes in English

        Urasenke, one of the largest schools of chado in Japan, is offering special classes in English at the Headquarters in Kyoto for those interested in learning more about Japanese culture. The classes are open to non-Japanese people living in the Kyoto area. Below are the details:

Venue:Urasenke Konnichian
Kamigyo-ku, Ogawa Teranouchi agaru
Dates:Three Saturdays a month:
     1st semester-April through July
     2nd semester-September through December
     3rd semester-January through March
Times:Morning class: 9:30 - 12:00
Afternoon class: 13:00 - 16:00
Fees:¥10,000 per semester
The Grand Master has waived the tuition
Fees pay for sweets, tea, flowers, charcoal, etc.
Language:English, Japanese
Activities:Practice session (keiko) to learn tea procedures
Headquarters events, tea gathering and practica
Attire:Kimono not necessary
Conditions:One-year commitment
Certificate:After one semester, students can apply for beginner's level certificate of permission (kyojo)
To apply:Download application, fill in form and attach photo.
Contact the International Affairs Department to make appointment for entrance interview.
Contact: International Chado Institute
Urasenke Gakuen Professional College of Chado
Tel: (075) 415-0045
Fax: (075) 415-0053
General information

Application form (PDF)

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