|About Participation in the International Chado Institute (ICI)|
|Since April, 1980, Urasenke, one of the largest schools of chado in Japan, has been offering a special program in English at the Headquarters in Kyoto for non-Japanese people interested in learning more about chado and Japanese culture. The classes are open to those able to attend classes and events in Kyoto, Japan. The program details and application requirements are as follows.|
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.
|Activities:||Practice session (keiko) to learn tea procedures|
Headquarters events, tea gathering and practica
|Attire:||Kimono not necessary|
Business-casual attire is requested. Jeans and T-shirts are not appropriate.
Have a pair of clean socks to wear in the tea rooms.
|Certificate:||After one semester, students can apply for beginner's level certificate of permission (kyojo)|
|To apply:||Download and fill in the application form below. Attach a recent photo.|
Contact the Urasenke Gakuen office to schedule an entrance interview.
|Contact:||International Chado Institute|
Urasenke Gakuen Professional College of Chado
Tel: (075) 415-0045
Fax: (075) 415-0053
Application form (PDF)|