Schedule & Information

The tea ceremony study group of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association meets at the Japan House each Thursday night at 6pm throughout the school year. It is open to anyone who wishes to learn about Chado and how to perform tea ceremonies.

Fees for the tea ceremony group include:

  • Tea student membership : $10 per semester
  • Tea student/guest class fee : $15 per individual class
    (a discounted full-semester rate of $140 is also offered for tea students)

The Japan House has practice items (e.g. fukusa, kobukusa, sensu, etc) that may be used for new students getting started, but eventually students are expected to provide their own supplies.

Events & Activities

The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association and the Japan House host many events throughout the year for students and the general public. Every third Saturday of the month, the tea study group holds public tea ceremonies in the afternoon at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Additionally, the tea study group assists with tea ceremonies for visitors to the Japan House Thursday afternoons as well as during their bi-annual Open House in the Fall and Spring.

Internally, the tea study group also holds pertinent seminars and ceremonies at various times throughout the year for their members in addition to the regular classes. These activities range from invited senior instructors from outside the Urbana-Champaign Association to Tatezome at the turn of the New Year.