Chanoyu Classes in the Urasenke Tradition
UW Chado Course
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 2014 Fall Quarter 1st week Oct- 2nd week Dec
Thursday 10:00AM (2 openings)
Thursday 2:00 PM (2 openings)
Friday 11:00AM (2 openings)
Saturday 2:00PM (5 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
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.
The teacher training is offered to those wishing to teach. Please
contact your instructor to become a UW Chado teaching
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.
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