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Donations, Memberships, and Event Fees

You can use this page to join the organization, pay for one of our events, or to send us money for any reason at all. 

Upcoming Event

Hatsugama - New Year's Tea Gathering


Date: Sunday, January 12

Two sittings: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


This celebration of the new year is also our biggest event. Each sitting will have a formal laying of charcoal (sumi temae), a full meal with traditional new year's foods, thick tea (koicha) and then thin tea (usucha), with sweets.


Please note that this is not a demonstration; some knowledge of tea ceremony etiquette is assumed. For those new to tea ceremony, we recommend one of our public demonstrations. Location: Shofuso. Requested donation: $60 for members of Urasenke Philadelphia and $75 for non-members. When paying, please include a note indicating whether this is for the 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. sitting and also note any food restrictions. Please register no later than January 4.

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Why Join?

Memberships

 Urasenke Philadelphia is part of the Urasenke's international network of tea ceremony associations. By joining Urasenke Philadelphia, by extension you become a member of the Urasenke school. While this is of the greatest benefit for people who are actively studying tea ceremony, people with an interest in tea culture are also welcome to join! Members receive invitations to private events and educational opportunities.  

Urasenke Philadelphia is part of the international Urasenke school of chanoyu.
Urasenke Philadelphia is part of the international Urasenke school of chanoyu.

Become a Member

Please choose from one of the following options:

  • Regular Member ($25): For individuals studying chado
  • Household ($35): For more than one person from the same household
  • Associate Member ($15): For students studying full-time at an educational institution or people not studying chado. 
  • Institutional Member ($50): For organizations, schools, or other institutions.

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Donate

Donations help to support the tea ceremony community in Philadelphia, including special classes and events. 

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