Urasenke Tankokai
San Diego Association

Urasenke Chado

Tea Tradition

The ritualized preparation and sharing of tea has been enjoyed in Japan for over 500 years. “Chado”, or “the way of tea”, includes elements of Japanese architecture, landscape gardening, ceramics, painting, calligraphy, flower arrangement, and cooking.

Urasenke & San Diego

History

Led by a passionate teacher and her supportive husband, demonstrations and teaching of Japanese “chado” have enlightened the people of San Diego since the 1960s and continues to thrive through a growing network of teachers and students.

Urasenke & San Diego

History

Led by a passionate teacher and her supportive husband, demonstrations and teaching of Japanese “chado” have enlightened the people of San Diego since the 1960s and continues to thrive through a growing network of teachers and students.

Annual & Seasonal

Activities

Hatsugama

Otsukimi

Private Lessons

Demonstrations

Organized

Events

Moon Viewing Chakai 2023

Moon Viewing Chakai 2023

Moon Viewing Chakai 2023On September 30th, 2023, the Urasenke Tankokai San Diego Association celebrated Otsukimi, which means “Moon Viewing”. It is an autumn festival in Japan celebrating the Harvest Moon. The venue was at the Pioneer Ocean View United Church of...

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56th Hatsugama 2023  第56回 初釜

56th Hatsugama 2023
第56回 初釜

On January 8th, 2023, the first tea of the year known as hatsugama (which means “first kettle”) was held at the Marina Village Conference Center’s Bayview Room located in Mission Bay, San Diego. Urasenke Tankokai San Diego Association’s Soshin Saito sensei...

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