The living art of Chado brings together many aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture guided by the ethical-aesthetic of wabi. Wabi is expressed in the values of modesty, restraint, sincerity and accord and in the aesthetic that favors asymmetry, austerity and rusticity. The Way of Tea, uses the medium of preparing, serving and receiving tea, as a vehicle to integrate body, mind and spirit to provide a pattern for living that is fresh and vital.

Our core mission is to transmit the living art of Chado. We offer a curriculum of study to Tea enthusiasts of all experience levels, as well as instruction to University of Washington students through the Chado class offered at the Seattle campus fall and winter quarters and the Bothell campus spring quarter. 

We welcome everyone with a sincere desire to study Chado as a means to realize the principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.


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uw chado
the living art of Chado,
the Way of Tea,
to affirm our shared humanity through harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.

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