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

Applicant Guidelines

Tea ceremony short course  

日本の素晴らしさを九段から世界へ

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 February, 2019. 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 4-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 4 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!

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
短期茶道コース
短期茶道コース

Tea ceremony short course details

<Date>
May 9~June 3 2019 (1 month 8 lessons)
<Time>
Monday・Thursday 18:30~20:20 (18:30~19:20/19:30~20:20   We have 10 min break)
<Course Fees>
45,000yen
<Capacity>
6 students ※Minimum of 3 people  Applications until April 19th, 2019.
 

Present : Tea Ceremony set for all participants

初心者盆略点前12点セット
(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)

Q&A

Am I still eligible for the course without understanding Japanese at all?
Yes, you will have no problem at all. Tea Ceremony course is taught both in Japanese and 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.

Curriculum

1.Orientation and How to use the tools (5/9 Thu)

茶道の歴史・理念、道具の使い方

Orientation
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 (5/13 Mon)

お菓子・薄茶の頂き方

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 (5/16 Thu)

お抹茶(薄茶)の点て方

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 (5/20 Mon)

お客様に振る舞い方

Practice
How to provide a tea for a guest

About Japanese sweets

5. How to drink Koicha (5/23 Thu)

おもてなし”のために、お濃茶の頂き方

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

6.Practice Bonryakutemae (full-rehearsal) (5/27 Mon)

合同茶会

Practice Bonryakutemae (full-rehearsal)

7.Practice Bonryakutemae 2 (full-rehearsal 2) (5/30 Thu)

修了試験

Practice Bonryakutemae (full-rehearsal)

8. Last Performance and Graduation ceremony (6/3 Mon)

修了試験

Perform Bonryakutemae by yourself
in front of the teacher.
Graduation Ceremony
(We will give you a certificate of completion)

※The certificate of completion is a Kudan original certificate.

九段茶道教室とは?

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.

2018
冬コース Winter Course

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

全くの初心者で受講しましたが、とても丁寧で分かりやすく教えてくれたので楽しかったです。ここまで出来るように続けて受講できるなら、また参加したいと思っています。

2018
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.

2018
冬コース Winter Course

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

茶道の勉強はとても楽しかったです。茶道の経験がたくさんできて、うれしかったです。

2018
冬コース Winter Course

Female student from Indonesia(Intensive Course, Intermediate levelⅠ)

毎回毎回しっかりと学べて、とてもちょうどいい長さでした。茶道というものがどのようなものか入口だけでも覗ければと思っていたので、大変満足です。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

2018
冬コース Winter Course

日本人男性 Kさん

敷居が高い印象の茶道ですが、先生がとても優しく、一人ひとり丁寧な指導が受けられます。基本を短期間で学び、習得出来る実践的な茶道教室でした。
テキスト・動画などレッスン当日以外のサポート体制が充実しています。
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

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)

2017
秋コース Autumn Course

Female student from China(Conversation Course, Level 4)

この短期コースは、気軽に茶道文化を体験できます。外国人にしても先生が優しく教えてくれて、分かりやすいと思います。自分でお茶を点てることはもちろん、季節の和菓子を味わうこともできます。とても楽しかったです。おすすめですよ。
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.

2017
秋コース Autumn Course

Female student from Taiwan (Conversation Course, Level 4)

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