Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu - A Global Tea Practice

Welcome to the world-facing homepage of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu (Japanese Tea Ceremony). We make the timeless practice of chanoyu accessible, and relevant, in a global context.  Some of us are hardcore, others are less so. All of us love tea and love sharing the fulfilling path of chanoyu with kindred spirits around the world.

 

We are not interested in artificially transplanting 'Japanese tea ceremony' into foreign lands. We practice the fundamental teachings of teaists Ueda Sōko and Furuta Oribe and strive to create the moral and aesthetic beauty of chanoyu relevant to our place and culture.

 

Part of our endeavour towards a borderless, but culturally particular style of chanoyu is conducting practice online. We also conduct tea gatherings, lectures, workshops and explore the possibilities of tea ritual as both old and new art around the world. We welcome enquiries about learning chanoyu, giving lectures, conducting workshops and tea gatherings.