TEA CEREMONY ONLINE

Learn The Warrior-style Enshū School of Tea Ceremony
Online With Tyas Sōsen From Wherever You Are.

Online Tea Ceremony

Tyas Sōsen teaches the warrior-style Enshū  school of tea ceremony online. To make this beautiful art accessible anywhere in the world, he teaches beginning learners of the ritual in one-on-one classes through ZOOM online. 

Begin learning the Japanese tea ceremony now from home.

Worldwide

Map of the online tea ceremony world

From Kyoto to the world.

I currently teach learners of the tea ceremony online over ZOOM to students in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States of America, and Thailand.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

We will start with learning a basic service of tea ceremony at a table.
This requires the least implements to get started.
It also provides the ideal opportunity to study the foundational procedures that are observed in any service of tea.

The following are a few of the items we will focus on and learn during the first lessons:

  • Folding the fukusa and the chakin.
  • Handling the tea implements.
  • Elementary tea ceremony etiquette.

As you progress in your practice, the natural evolution is to grow your tea ceremony practice and to deepen your understanding of the culture and tradition. This may require you to obtain additional implements to aid your further study.

Watch a sample lesson below:

HOW MANY LESSONS DO YOU REQUIRE?

The tea ceremony is essentially a lifelong pursuit. 
Your practice can continuously be deepened as you get access to alternative settings and a wider range of utensils to use.

For an elementary apprehension of the basics of a service of tea ceremony at a table I will require 12 lessons.
According to your progress and access to implements we can discuss customization of your practice on an individual basis from thereon.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET STARTED?

Tea Ceremony Online Setup

Learning tea ceremony online has its limitations.
Therefore we start with the simplest form of tea ceremony and build up gradually from there.
This also helps with the cost of acquiring necessary equipment.
Tea ceremony utensils can be expensive. Knowing this I will help you choose the right items to get started and can provide the basic implements specific to the Enshu-style at an affordable price.

The objects listed below will be required.
As some can be selected according to your preference and availability, your teacher can help with obtaining other items that are specific to the Enshū school in which we train.
More advanced items can also be sourced for you or assisted with  as the necessity arises.

Supplies To Begin Learning
Tea Ceremony Online

The necessary items can be provided for use by your teacher Tyas Sōsen.
Some items you may be able to find on your own and choose them according your preference.
However certain items that are specific to the Enshu school of tea ceremony are better obtained directly.

Online Tea Ceremony Utensils - Fukusa

The Tsukai-bukusa

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Online Tea Ceremony Utensils - Dashibukusa

The Dashi-bukusa

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Online Tea Ceremony Utensils - Fukusa-basami

The Fukusa-basami

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Online Tea Ceremony Utensils - Sensu

The Sensu

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Enshu-ryu Tea Whisk for Thin Tea

The Chasen

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Matcha Tea-bowl Moonlight Sky

The Chawan

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Bamboo Tea Scoop made in Japan

The Chashaku

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Chakin

The Chakin

The chakin, or the tea-swab should be of the Hoda-weave to be suitable for practice in the Enshu-style of tea.

Obon tray for table service

The Bon

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Online Tea Ceremony Utensils - Apron

The Apron

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Kaishi paper

The Kaishi

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The Chasen-naoshi

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Kensui

The Kensui

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Cake pick

The Kashi-kiri

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YES! I WANT TO GET STARTED.

All lessons are taught one-on-one. This allows your teacher to fully focus on helping you execute the different techniques most skillfully, and make progress rapidly.

Learn more about the lesson format below:

Lesson Format

Frequency:
Lessons can be held weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Tuition:
The standard fee per lesson is JPY 5,000.
A 12 lesson package at a discount price of JPY 50,000 is also available.

Duration:
The length of one lesson is generally 1 hour.
All lessons are private one-on-one.

Your Teacher

Tyas Sōsen

Qualified Instructor in the Way of Tea as taught by the Enshū school. Nihoncha Instructor.

Learn more about Tyas Sōsen.

LESSON PACKAGES

The Full Set

The full set includes everything to start your practice of the tray service per the list of necessary implements detailed above.

2 lessons are included in the package.

The Enshū Essentials

The Enshū essentials set includes all the implements that are exclusive to the Enshū school of tea ceremony only.

Includes 2 lessons to get started.

The Commitment Set

The commitment set includes the Enshū essentials and 12 lessons to get you well on your way with the tea ceremony basics.

〜 Any other implements that you may require can be sourced and provided  on a personal and per-item base.
〜 Custom utensil sets can be provided as well. Feel free to inquire about possibilities.

Tea Ceremony Online Students
Testimonials

Sōsen-sensei is a wonderful and patient instructor in the art of tea. I was quite apprehensive to start learning initially, but I found his teaching to be very clear and precise which has helped me progress much faster than I thought I would be capable.
I appreciate his infinite patience and non-judgement so much, and despite me having some pre-conceived notions of very strict Chadō instructors, learning with Sōsen-sensei is both fun and relaxing.
I find the time spent learning tea with Sōsen-sensei is so valuable to my week and would thoroughly recommend to anyone curious or interested in learning more deeply about tea ceremony or Japanese culture in general to try a session with Sosen-sensei!
Georgia Macdonald
Australia

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