Urasenke Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to supporting and promoting awareness of Japanese tea ceremony (chado or chanoyu in Japanese) in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.
Our members are teachers and students of chado as well as people who enjoy participating as guests or just learning more about it. If you’d like more information about membership in the association, click here.
We offer lectures and demonstrations to groups around the region and, for those who are interested in exploring more deeply, our teachers offer lessons. Our teachers are all licensed by the Urasenke school of tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan.
In addition to private lessons and demonstrations, our group offers monthly demonstrations at Shofuso, the Japanese House and Gardens in Fairmount Park, from April through November. We also offer weekly lessons in chado in affiliation with Shofuso.
As part of our mission, we also offer educational grants and scholarships for organizations and individuals.
You can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org