Wakai Tea Association

Urasenke Tradition of Tea

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Portland Wakai Association

Portland, Oregon USA

Schedules and Activities







YEARLY EVENTS FOR 2016 (Members Only)

HATSUGAMA         January 9 

RIKYUKI                  March 5             (Hosts: jw, ft  + Portland group)

SHOBURO              April 30              (Cancelled due to prep for Koshukai)

SEICHUKI                July 9                (Hosts: ft, mu + Portland group)
SUMMER TEA        August 6             (
Hosts: mo, mu)

ANNUAL MEETING   September        (TBA - Hosts: jw, bw)

ROBIRAKI               November 5        (Hosts: sw, markham)
HATSUGAMA         January 14, 2017 (Hosts: jw, ft)

OTHER EVENTS (Members Only)


  (Members Only)

May 6-8, 2016

Instructor:  Christy Bartlett,  Director, Urasenke Foundation, San Francisco


Kagetsu Study   (Members Only)
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

For further information contact your sensei


Guest Nights - See Guest Nights


Okuden - Advanced Studies (Members Only)




Wakai Tea Association provides its members opportunities to enhance their understanding of the Japanese Tea by having special classes in the following areas of the Urasenke Tradition of Japanese Tea.

Kaiseki and Tenshin Cooking - Tea gathering related cooking classes are provided when instructors are available.

Japanese Pastries (Sweets) - One of the favorite activities is to lean how to make sweets for Japanese tea gatherings.

Kimono Workshops - There are quite a few rules in wearing kimono.  Lean how to choose and wear a kimono.  

Ceramics/Clay Workshops - Wakai sponsors once a year a ceramics workshop.

Group Studies - There are many ways to make tea.  One of the important aspect of the Tea is to practice and refine body movements with a small group of people in the tearoom.  Wakai provides opportunities in learning Kagetsu and advanced studies as a group.

Lectures and Lessons - To further our knowledge and understanding in the Urasenke Tradition of Tea, Wakai is fortunate to have an Urasenke master instructor from San Francisco once or twice a year and other guest instructors when opportunities arise.