Tea Demonstrations by Tankokai UK
Whether it is your first time to witness the meticulous preparation of rich and foamy matcha tea or if you are returning to marvel at the expert and elegant movements of Urasenke chadō practitioners, join us at Japan House London for a new edition of popular monthly tea demonstrations presented by Tankokai UK.
Chadō or the Japanese Way of Tea boasts more than 400 years of history with many practitioners not only in Japan, but all over the world. Considered a way to socialize, 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 on Saturday afternoons by chadō practitioners from Tankokai UK, an association connected to Urasenke, one of the largest Tea schools in Japan. Although each demonstration might be conducted differently depending on the season or number participants, guests are always given an opportunity to experience first-hand the values and significance of the Way of Tea in everyday life. Each event offers the possibility to ask questions, engage in conversation with the practitioners and sometimes even to taste the freshly made, delicious tea.
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 18 March 2023, 16:00, 17:00||Event closed|
|Saturday 15 April 2023, 16:00, 17:00||Booking opens on 3 April 2023|
|Saturday 20 May 2023, 16:00, 17:00||Booking opens on 8 May 2023|
|Saturday 17 June 2023, 16:00, 17:00||Booking opens on 5 June 2023|
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.