Chado Research Center Galleries


April 22 - June 26, 2016
2016 Spring Exhibition:
The Takeoff for Design Motifs

The Patterns and Designs on Tea Implements


In the modern, well-equipped gallery rooms located on the first and second floors of the Urasenke Center building at Urasenke Headquarters in Kyoto, the Chado Research Center staff mounts two special exhibitions a year, one in the spring and one in the autumn, as well as other seasonal exhibitions.
  For the special exhibitions, catalogs are published and leading experts are invited to deliver lectures. As a permanent installation in the second-floor gallery, there is a replica of the Yuin tearoom at Konnichian, the historical Urasenke home.
1st floor gallery

2nd floor gallery

tea service
Exhibition visitors are treated to a traditional Japanese sweet and bowl of usucha tea. (10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)


Hours:9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (admission until 4:00 P.M.)
Days closed: Every Monday and May 24 (Tue)
Fee: Regular, 700 yen. Student and group (20 people or more) discounts. Children (primary school and under), disabled persons (please show disability identification card) and their aides, and teachers and students of Chado Research Center membership schools, free.*

* Chado Research Center Membership School List: Bukkyo Educational Institution, Doshisha, Hanazono University, Heian Jogakuin St. Agnes, Kyoto Bunkyo Gakuen, Kyoto Gakuen University and affiliated schools, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Koka, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto University, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto University of Education, Notre Dame, Ritsumeikan


Chanoyu Experience

Simple Hands-on Introductory Lesson in How to Prepare, Serve, and Drink Matcha Tea




Konnichian Library
The Konnichian Library was established in 1969 by the 15th generation Urasenke iemoto, Hounsai SEN Genshitsu (Director, Chado Research Center), for the preservation and research of the chado-related documents collected by the successive Urasenke iemoto through the generations. The book vault currently holds approximately 55,000 books, magazines, and other types of works related to chado history, literature, religion, architecture, gardens, arts and crafts, and cooking. The public may freely make use of the books, reference works, magazines, and DVD and video resources that are available in the reading room. There is no loan service; use of the works is limited to within the library.
Hours:Weekdays 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. ; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Closed:Sundays, national holidays, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, and through the year-end and New Year's holidays.
Fee:Free (tell the Urasenke Center receptionist that you have come to visit the Konnichian Library)
Location:Urasenke Center, 2nd floor, 682 Teranouchi Tate-cho, Horikawa Teranouchi agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto



Access:
Horikawa Teranouchi bus stop on city bus route nos. 9, 12, and 67.
The Center building faces the east side of Horikawa street, 1/2 block north of Teranouchi street.     No visitors' parking lot.



Chado Research Center Galleries
1st and 2nd floors Urasenke Center
682 Teranouchi Tate-cho
Horikawa-dori, Teranouchi agaru
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

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