Kudan Institute of Japanese Culture is an academy seeking authentic Japanese culture, still valuable to the world, in central Tokyo.


Tea ceremony short course  

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 will start to have a short-term course for foreign learners in January, 2021. You can learn “Bonryakutemae”. You will also learn about 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, there will be a “Set-Course”. Please check the link below for the details.

Tea Ceremony Course|Tokyo-Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture

Tea ceremony short course details

January 20~March 10, 2022
Monday・Thursday 18:30-20:00 (90min)
<Course Fees>
50,000 yen (tax included)
4 students  ※Application until January 14, 2022

Present : Tea Ceremony set for all participants

(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)
We will give you the URL(limited access) of the videos for your practice at home via email.
This is a video of Bonryakutemae. You will learn this procedure in the course.
*The video will continue more. You can learn this whole procedure in the course.
Policy for Handling COVID-19 in Kudan Tea Cermony Class
・ Ventilating the tea room
・ Tea master and students must wear a mask
・ 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.
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.
Can I participate in the course from the middle of the program?
No, you cannot. The program is designed to progress gradually to accomplish the “Bonryakutemae” by the end of the course, so no participation is allowed midway through the program.


1.Orientation and How to use the tools (04/08 Thu)


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 (04/15 Thu)


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 (04/22 Thu)


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
Japanese sweets  

4. How to Provide a tea for a guest (05/13 Thu)


How to provide a tea for a guest

5.Chakai and How to drink Koicha (05/20 Mon)


What is Chakai ?
How to drink Koicha
*Koicha=Thick Tea

6.Practice Bonryakutemae (full-rehearsal) (05/27 Thu)


Practice Bonryakutemae (full-rehearsal)

7.Your Own Tea Ceremony (06/03 Thu)


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

8. Graduation ceremony (06/10 Thu)


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.


Tea Ceremony Master(Urasenke) Nakajima-Soushin Sensei.

短期茶道コース 学生の声

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.

冬コース Winter Course

Female student from Germany(Intensive Course, Lower Intermediate level)


冬コース Winter Course

日本人女性 Hさん

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.

冬コース Winter Course

Female student from Mexico(Kudan graduate, used to take Intensive Course, JLPT N3 level)


冬コース Winter Course

Female student from Indonesia(Intensive Course, Intermediate levelⅠ)


冬コース Winter Course

日本人男性 K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.

秋コース Autumn Course

日本人女性 Sさん

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. Female student from China(Conversation Course, Level 4)

秋コース Autumn Course

Female student from China(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.

秋コース Autumn Course

Female student from Taiwan (Conversation Course, Level 4)


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