Kudan Tea Ceremony is located in Suidobashi, Tokyo. We would like you to provide you with Tea Ceremony Lesson in English(Only for short-course).

Kudan Tea Ceremony Lesson has started to have a short-term course for foreign learners since January, 2021. You can learn “Bonryakutemae”. You will also learn about the Tea Ceremony culture, how to make tea, and how to serve tea. We will give you a certificate of completion after finishing the 8-week course. Even if you do not have time to learn about Tea Ceremony for a long period, it is possible to learn about it in just 8 weeks.The “short-term course” is taught by the Tea Ceremony Master(Urasenke) Nakajima-Soushin Sensei. Let's experience and learn about Tea Ceremony and Japanese Culture!

You need to have around JLPT N4 level to participate this course.  

If you are also interested in studying Japanese while you are taking Tea Ceremony Course, please tell us about it.


Tea ceremony short course details

Course Date Term Fees
Tea Ceremony
short course ONLY
Thursday Course
(once a week / 18:30~20:00) 1/18,25,2/1,8,15,22,29,3/7 2024
2 month 40,000YEN +Bankcharge 4,000YEN
Fee Includes

Tea-ceremony lesson tuition
Japanese sweets and matcha drink.

(箱型懐紙入、懐紙、扇子、帛紗、 楊枝、楊枝差、茶巾、茶筅、茶杓、棗、山道盆、茶碗)
If you want to buy some tea ceremony utensils we can buy for you. Please contact us for the details.
Exclusive benefits
We will give you handouts which has English translation.
We will give you the URL(limited access) of the videos for your practice at home via email.
Policy for Handling COVID-19 in Kudan Tea Cermony Class
・ Ventilating the tea room
・ Washing tea bowls with a detergent and disinfecting with boiling water
・ Using a tea bowl for each person and don’t share with others
・ Placement of alcohol disinfectant(At the entrance and inside of tea room


Am I still eligible for the course without understanding Japanese at all?
You need to have around JLPT N4 level to participate this course. We will give you some handbooks which are also written in English.
Not having experienced Tea Ceremony at all in my life, am I still eligible to join the course?
Yes, you will have no problem at all. You can learn about Tea Ceremony from the basics.
If I miss a lesson, is there any make-up for it?
No, there are no substitutions. We will review the previous class, so that you can keep up with the class. If you miss more than two classes, it may be more difficult for you to master the course.
I cannot sit in a kneeling position (seiza), can I still apply?
Yes, it is possible. There is chairs for Japanese-style room. Please let us know at the time of application.
Can I practice in a kimono/yukata?
If you would like to practice in a kimono or yukata, you may wear it or come early and change at the school. (Please let us know in advance).


1.Orientation and How to use the tools


How to use the tools
How to bow, how to sit down and stand up on the tatami room
Omotenashi from the sensei

2.How to drink Usucha and How to eat Japanese Sweets


Warigeiko( how to handle the fukusa & how to purify the natsume)
Review of the acting
How to behave as a guest(How to eat Japanese sweets & How to drink Usucha)
*Usucha=Thin Tea

3. How to make tea and the preparation


Warigeiko( how to purify the chashaku, how to examine the chasen, how to handle the chakin, how to purify the chawan)
How to make tea
About the tea.  

4. How to Provide a tea for a guest


Practice bonryakutemae
How to provide a tea for a guest

5.About Wagashi (Japanese sweets)


How to drink Koicha
Practice bonryakutemae
*Koicha=Thick Tea

6.Practice Bonryakutemae


Practice Bonryakutemae

7.Practice Bonryakutemae


Perform Bonryakutemae by yourself
in front of the teacher.
Teacher will observe and will give feedback.

8. Graduation ceremony


Practice each part(Warigeiko) and perform bonryakutemae
Graduation Ceremony
(We will give you a certificate of completion)

※The certificate of completion is a Kudan original certificate.

Impressions from the participants

From Poland (living in Japan) 2022 夏コース Summer Course

Every lesson was enjoyable and informative. It was great to be able to drink tea and have sweets every time we took a lesson.
I think the pace was great. There was something new every time we took a lesson but, with additional pamphlets we got, it was quite easy to review at home.
I really wanted to understand my own mistakes so I was happy to see Nakajima sensei pointing out our mistakes.
I appreciate her strict but kind approach. I also appreciate yamanaka san’s support and very helpful videos.
Great course for anyone interested in the tea ceremony. You will be able to master the teame basics and perform the bonryakutemae on your own.

From Peru (living in Japan) 2022 夏コース Summer Course

It was a VERY funny experience, I see it only on TV.
If you LOVE Japanese Culture, you would try to do this lesson. It’s very grateful experience.

日本人Fさん 2022 夏コース Summer Course

茶道の経験が全くない状態でこのコースを受講したのですが、先生に基礎を一から教わることができたので、 安心して学ぶことができました。テキストや練習用動画等のサポートも充実しているのでぜひ。

From Germany (Conversation Course, Level 5) 2022 春コース Spring Course

I am very thankful for this experience! I love how patient our teacher is and how she explain everything so easy and understandable.
The whole course was very well structured, I liked the pace of learning and reviewing.
If you are interested in tea, meditation or zen like activities, this is you.
The course requires patience and concentration but treats you with delicious tea, sweets and an awesome kind teacher. You will learn a lot about tea ceremony and yourself!

From Taiwan (living in Japan)  2022 春コース Spring Course


日本人Oさん 2022 春コース Spring Course

でも使った言葉が私には ちょっと難しかったです。

From Korea(Conversation Course, Level 4) 2021 冬コースWinter Course


冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Switzerland(Conversation Course, Level 2)

It would be good if the students are not at beginner level in Japanese.
In that way they can understand the whole process better.
The process of learning is well explained and every question carefully answered. The lessons are good! It’s good that we got the movies to practice.

2019 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Switzerland

I can fully recommend this course. For me it was a wonderful chance to meet Japanese people and other foreigners interested in Japanese culture.
The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed.
Even though it is a short course, I feel that I learned a lot during this course.

2018 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Germany(Intensive Course, Lower Intermediate level)

This course shows the most traditional way I guess. There are many tea ceremony courses outside, but this one gave me the chance to make self- experience in making tea.
It’s a very good way to get deeper knowledge about the culture.

2018 冬コース Winter Course
日本人女性 Hさん


2018 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Mexico(Kudan graduate, used to take Intensive Course, JLPT N3 level)

As a foreign person I enjoyed very much this experience, it is very interesting and like it very much. I think besides the language it is good to know about the Japanese culture and traditions. The teacher was very patient and explained everything very clearly.

2018 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Indonesia(Intensive Course, Intermediate levelⅠ)


2018 冬コース Winter Course
日本人男性 Kさん

全8回と短い間でとても多くのことを学べて、とても楽しかったです 。

2017 秋コース Autumn Course
日本人女性 Sさん

You might think that learning tea ceremony is a bit difficult to start learning. However the teacher will teach you very kindly and neatly in this course. You can learn the basics at short-term and acquire. It was a practical tea ceremony class. You can also get some support by textbooks and movies.

2017 秋コース Autumn Course

Female student from China(Conversation Course, Level 4)

このコースに参加できてとてもうれしいです。楽しくもあり、教育的でもありました。 お客様のために、日本のお茶を準備することを学ぶだけで日本の茶道の意味を真に理解することに近づけます。
I'm so glad that I attended the course. It’s both enjoyable and educational. Only by learning to prepare Japanese tea for the guests can one truly get closer to understand the meaning of Japanese tea ceremony.

2017 秋コース Autumn Course
Female student from Taiwan (Conversation Course, Level 4)

You can experience Japanese Tea Ceremony Culture freely. The teacher will teach you very kindly even for foreign learners and I think that it is easy to understand the explanation. You can taste the seasonal Japanese sweets “wagashi” as well as you can make tea by yourself. I enjoyed a lot and can recommend it.