Ryurei – Ten Class Session
Standing Bow - Table and Chair Style
The classes will be held on the first and third Fridays of the month. This is open to current students, as well as, the public. You must be a member of the Urasenke Chanoyu Tea Ceremony Society to attend and have experience of the Usucha level as a minimum requirement.
Urasenke Chanoyu Center Annex
153 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
To be Announced
|Optional Materials Fee: A sensu (fan), fukusa (silk purification cloth), kaishi (paper for sweets) are required for the lessons. If you don’t have your own, we will provide the implements for a fee from $27 to $60.|
|Additional Membership Fee: If you are not already a member of the Urasenke Tea Ceremony Society, there is an additional $25 to join.|
Tea Procedures and Etiquette
Topics will be covered, such as, bowing and standing, opening and closing sliding doors, entering the tea room, folding a silk wiping cloth, purifying a container for thin tea and a tea scoop, partaking of dry sweets and thin tea, etc. It is necessary to sit on your knees to do most of the procedures during the workshop. A small stool can be provided at your request. If you have physical issues with regard to this, please call for further clarification.
Duration: 2 hours
Urasenke Chanoyu Center
153 East 69th Street (between Lexington & Third Avenues)
Time: All workshops begin promptly at 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 16th
In April the Center will be closed for the public. Please visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 24th and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden on April 27th for a tea demonstration and lecture.
Saturday, May 11th
Saturday, June 8th
Saturday, July 27th
Fee: $30.00 (materials are included)
Attire: Bring white socks. No Jeans. Wear moderate dress. Refrain from wearing strong cosmetics, perfume or bright nail color. Remove any jewelry from your fingers.
Note: Picture taking is not allowed. Please do not touch or lean on the walls or sliding paper screens.
Please call first to confirm space availability. To reserve your space, please send us your name, address and daytime phone number along with your check, made payable to "Urasenke Inc." Write the date you would like to attend on the check. Please let us know by Friday of the previous week if you must cancel your reservations. Refunds or credit cannot be given for last minute cancellations. Please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early as the workshop begins promptly at the scheduled starting time. We look forward to sharing a bowl of tea with you.
Gift certificates are available from the office for these workshops.
Continuing Tea Classes for Chado Study
The Way of Tea is best savored by those who study tea preparation. Classes emphasize the role of the guests as well as the host. You must be a member of the Urasenke Tea Ceremony Society to attend classes. There is a sign up list for classes. You must select the time appropriate to your schedule and we will inform you when the classes have openings available.
Those attending morning classes should arrive a minimum of thirty minutes before class time in order to purify the space and make the preparations for the tea ceremonies. Those attending afternoon classes should allow an appropriate time after the class to restore the space to the original condition for the next group of students.
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $35 for individual lessons / $300 for ten lessons
Individual lessons are only available to students, who are currently enrolled in tea classes.
Gift certificates are available from the office for these classes only for students currently enrolled in lessons.
Chanoyu Student Application Form
Click here to download a PDF file version of the student membership application.
Make the check payable to Urasenke, Inc. and mail it with the completed form to the address above.