Welcome to the homepage of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu (Japanese Tea Ceremony), taught by Adam Sōmu Wojciński. My aim here is to transmit the timeless moral and aesthetic values of chanoyu. I emphasise making the practice of chanoyu accessible in a global context.
Part of my endeavour towards a borderless, but culturally particular style of chanoyu is conducting practice online, with video, an electronic library and a private forum. My students and I conduct tea gatherings, lectures, workshops and explore the possibilities of tea ritual both as old and new art around the world.
Currently based in Paris, I teach students and formally qualified practitioners of chanoyu in many countries.
I welcome enquiries about learning chanoyu, giving lectures, conducting workshops and tea gatherings.
I offer a wealth of information on this site about the Ueda Sōko Ryū and related chanoyu culture. My wish is for this information to benefit the international tea community, researchers, historians, poets, philosophers and artists. May the moral and aesthetic beauty of chanoyu mix with foreign cultures, influence and be influenced, and grow as a global culture that furthers the arts, human understanding and peace.