Tea demonstration

Chadō Demonstrations by Tankokai UK

Tea demonstration

Discover chadō, the Japanese Way of Tea, in a series of monthly demonstrations at Japan House London presented by Tankokai UK.

Chadō is a Japanese tradition with more than 400 years of history with many practitioners not only in Japan, but all over the world. Considered a way to socialise, this act of preparing and serving matcha tea to guests is a practice that involves a deep attention to single movements and gestures, an appreciation of the craft objects and their role in the process and an awareness of the surrounding environment.

Demonstrations are held monthly by chadō practitioners from Tankokai UK, an association connected to Urasenke, one of the largest tea schools in Japan. Each event offers guests an opportunity to experience first-hand the values and significance of the Way of Tea in everyday life. During each event there is also the possibility to ask questions.

The demonstrations on 17 December and 18 January are led by Urasenke Tea Master Kimura Sōkei.

Booking tickets

Please choose a date below and click on the button to book your free ticket. You will be able to select your preferred demonstration time at the point of booking.

Tickets will be released for booking on a monthly basis.

Saturday 24 September, 16:00, 17:00 Event closed
Saturday 22 October, 16:00, 17:00 Event closed
Saturday 5 November, 16:00, 17:00  Event closed
Saturday 17 December, 16:00, 17:00  Event closed
Wednesday 18 January, 14:00, 15:00 Fully booked


About Tankokai UK

Tankokai UK is formed mainly by practitioners of the Way of Tea. The UK Association activities started in 2009 with chadō presentations in schools. In 2011, Tankokai UK was officially launched in London by Urasenke XV Grand Master Genshitsu Sen. Tankokai Associations can be found around the world. Members support the Urasenke activities in their communities as well as deepen their knowledge of chadō through study groups and training.