Chanoyu Classes in the Urasenke Tradition
5125 40th N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
If you are interested in becoming a tea student we invite you
to observe a class, meet teachers and students and learn about
the tradition of chanoyu. Visits are offered Saturdays at 2pm.
Email EWCC to schedule a visit and send a $35 check to
EWCC one week prior to your visit to reserve your seat.
The continuing classes are for those who have participated in
an introductory visit and/or have prior experience. Classes
typically have five or fewer students and are three hours long.
Joining continuing classes signifies a long-term commitment to
chanoyu study and to one's teachers and classmates.
Tuition (gessha) is $400 per quarter and due at the beginning
of the quarter. Non-resident single class fee is $45. In addition,
students pay annual dues and license fees as required. If you
have a strong desire to study and the fees are a hardship, let
us know so that we can arrive at a solution.
SCHEDULE 2015 Winter Quarter
Third week January to the third week in March
Thursday 10:00AM (2 openings)
Thursday 2:00 PM (2 openings)
Friday 11:00AM (2 openings)
Saturday 10:00AM (2 openings)
Saturday 2:00PM (1 openings)
Mastery of chanoyu is typically a seven-year course of study
from beginning to advanced levels. The EWCC curriculum
guides the student through tea procedure studies, tearoom
and mizuya preparations, tea events, suggested readings and
videos, with knowledge of Japanese cultural history generally,
and the theory and practice of chanoyu specifically. Ask you
instructor for details.
Please email the office ahead of time if you will be absent.
There are no make-up classes, but you may attend a class in
another section during the quarter by appointment. If you will
be absent for four or more weeks, please discuss payment
with your instructor.
Full-length tea gathering (chaji) fees are $50 per half-day of
contact hours outside of regular class + food. Abbreviated tea
gathering fees (chakai) apply to hosts and guests. Fees vary.
Ensemble tea training (shichijikishi) is offered once a month on
Saturday afternoons. The fee for 10 lessons is $250 in advance.
Please contact your instructor about becoming a member.
Deepen your practice by participating in an intensive workshop
(koshukai). Group intensives are offered in summer and winter.
Qualifications and fees vary according to each program.
Individual intensives may scheduled throughout the year by
request. Studies are tailored to meet the objectives of the
participant. Call or email to make reservations.
Traditional Japanese art forms are transmitted from teacher to
student. Licenses are issued to initiate and mark a student’s
progress. Students with a desire to continue classes may apply
for the beginning Shokyu license. As the student progresses
further licenses will be issued to correspond to the course of
study. Please see the Curriculum for a full description of the
various licenses. License fees vary.
ADDITIONAL STUDY ask your instructor for the upcoming
schedule of classes
Kimono no Kitsuke The Art of Kimono Dressing with EWCC
member Kazumi Ohara
Wagashi no Tsukurikata The Art of Japanese Confections with
EWCC member Gwen Stamm
Kaiseki Traditional Tearoom Cuisine with EWCC member Hiroko
E A S T 東西 W E S T
C H A N O Y U C E N T E R