Urasenke Tankokai Latin America Convention in Brazil
In commemoration of the sixtieth year of Urasenke chado in Latin America
In 1954, Daisosho SEN Genshitsu made his first visit to Latin America to introduce chado; an event which resulted in the establishment of Chado Urasenke Tankokai associations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Peru. In commemoration of the sixtieth year of Urasenke chado in Latin America, the "Chado Urasenke Tankokai Latin America Convention" will be held with Dr. Sen in attendance on August 29-31 (Friday - Sunday), 2014.

Hosted in Sao Paulo by the Urasenke Tankokai Federation, together with the Urasenke Brazil Branch and the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Brazil Association, this program of celebratory events will be a wonderful opportunity for Urasenke followers not only in Latin American countries but from Japan, North America, Asia, and other world regions to gather in one place, and for the spread of chado to gain further momentum.

Please refer to the event information below. We are eager for members and friends from around the world to take part in this Latin America Convention.
DATES:August 29 - 31 (Friday - Sunday), 2014
PROGRAM:-Tea Offertory Service (Kencha-shiki) in Prayer for Peace
-Ceremonial Function and Daisosho Lecture
-Commemorative Banquet
-Commemorative Tea Gathering

May 31 (Saturday), 2014

Sao Paulo Chashitsu, Hakuei-anBandeirantes Palace, Sao Paulo
Site of the Tea Offertory Service

USD $1,900
For the Latin America Convention, for the convenience and safety of the number of guests we anticipate, a comprehensive plan through the course of the Latin America Convention will be included in the participation fee. This plan includes the Latin America Convention participation fee, transportation to and from Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) International airport and the various event locations listed above, and shared hotel stay in the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo from August 28 through September 1. This plan was created in parallel with the overall design of the Latin America Convention for the enjoyment and convenience of the participants, as well as in response to the unlikely but possible risks non-native visitors to Brazil may face during their visit.

Please contact the Urasenke Tankokai Federation International Affairs Department for more information, or with any questions or inquiries at:
        +81 75-451-5166      fax: +81 75-451-3926