Practice Chanoyu Online

You can practice chanoyu, the Japanese Way of Tea, guided by an instructor online. This involves: 

  • Private lessons for one or two people over Skype 
  • Access to student-only tutorial videos
  • Access to an online repository of manuals, essays and learning materials
  • Questions answered via email
  • Access to a student-only group online to discuss your practice with Adam and other students around the world
  • Invitations to intensive study weeks in Europe, Australia and Japan
  • Learn anywhere in the world
  • Direct contact to Japanese tea utensil and tea sellers through Adam
  • Integrate chanoyu into your life by setting up a practice and learning from home
  • Decide the frequency of your classes
  • In addition to online learning, workshops and intensive practice weekends are held in Europe, Australia and Japan
If you are interested in practicing the art of chanoyu, please contact Adam with your enquiry and any questions. 

Contact: 

info@uedasokochanoyu.com

Instructor


Adam Sōmu Wojciński

 

Adam Sōmu Wojciński is a direct disciple of, and the official English translator for Ueda Sōkei, the 16th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu. Adam is currently based in Paris.

 

Adam graduated with Honours in Japanese and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. He worked as an interpreter, translator and project manager before dedicating his life to tea and art. In 2011 he was awarded the 'Outstanding Achievement in Japanese Art and Culture' award from the Junior Chamber International of Japan. In 2015 he conducted a series of chanoyu gatherings and workshops representing the Japanese Government in Zimbabwe, then again in Ghana in 2016. 

 

He is the first non-Japanese person to receive a tea name in the Ueda Sōko Tradition. His tea name 'Sōmu 宗夢' links him to Nomura Kyūmu 野村休夢, the first Grand Retainer of Ueda Sōko's teachings of chanoyu.

 

Adam is head of the Australian Branch of the Ueda Sōko Tradition and teaches globally, with students in Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and America.

 

He has translated numerous works published by the Ueda Tradition including lectures by Ueda Sōkei, articles by Rinzai Zen priest Itteki Dōjin, genealogies of the Ueda and Asano Clans, samurai class chanoyu history, comparative aesthetics studying Rikyu, Oribe and Sōko, and extensive temae procedures.

 

Adam is interested in connecting the aesthetic and moral values of chanoyu to the indigenous arts, beliefs and practices of cultures around the world. Through this he aims to deepen the understanding of self, others and the natural world. Adam believes chanoyu should flourish as a global culture that furthers the arts, human understanding and peace. 


Examples of things you will learn


Scenes from practice online

Scenes from practice in Europe, Australia & Japan

Creative Commons Licence 

Adam Sōmu Wojciński, 2018 

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