Windows on Tea Live Chado Demonstrations by Tankokai UK

Windows on Tea: Live Chadō Demonstrations by Tankokai UK

茶の湯と窓: 淡交会英国協会の茶道実演

Windows on Tea Live Chado Demonstrations by Tankokai UK

Join us in The Shop at Japan House London to learn about the Way of Tea in a series of special demonstrations by Tankokai UK.

Chadō, the Japanese Way of Tea, is a Japanese tradition with more than 400 years of history with many practitioners not only in Japan, but all over the world. Usually practised in a teahouse, or chashitsu, the act of preparing and serving tea to guests is a way to socialize while also paying attention to the gestures and the surrounding environment, the craft objects involved and the architectural space itself.

In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan’, Japan House London is delighted to collaborate with Tankokai UK, an association of chadō practitioners connected to Urasenke (one of the largest tea schools in Japan) to offer visitors an opportunity to experience first-hand the values and significance of the Way of Tea in everyday life.

During the event there is also the possibility to ask questions to the speakers.

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 performance time at the point of booking.

New dates and tickets will be released on a monthly basis on this page.

Saturday 22 January 16:00, 17:00 Book tickets
Wednesday 26 January 14:00, 15:00 Book tickets


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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.