Ichigo ichie:
Every encounter is once in a lifetime


August 11, 2024: Mugenki at Kansoan, San Francisco
December 1, 2024: Sotanki at Kansoan, San Francisco
January 25, 2025: Tatezomeshiki at Kansoan, San Francisco
* if you are interested in attending the above events (chakai), please contact us for more information.

Some Useful Links (Japanese only):
Introduction to tea
How to drink a bowl of tea (usucha)
How to have a sweet (okashi)


January: Tatezomeshiki (New Year’s Tea Ceremony) (2024, 2023)
March: Rikyuki Memorial (2024, 2023)
April: Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) (2023, 2022)
August: Seichu • Ennosai • Mugenki Memorial (2023, 2022)
October: Hakone Gardens Tea Ceremony
December: Sotanki Memorial (2023, 2022)
Outreach Events:

In addition, the Association enables members to deepen their studies by inviting gyotei sensei (deputy tea masters) from Kyoto to hold seminars in San Francisco.  Members are also eligible to participate in intensive seminars hosted by Urasenke North America’s headquarter in New York. The Association also organizes group trips for members to visit Urasenke Konnichian in Kyoto where they study together in small groups, attend events and visit historic sites related to the study of chado. The most recent visit occurred in the fall of 2019. We also attend conventions of other associations in the U.S. and Urasenke associations in other countries. Please visit the Urasenke headquarters website to learn more about Japanese tea ceremony and the Chado Urasenke Foundation.