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Tea Ceremony Short Course


Kudan will start a new “Tea Ceremony Course” starting Spring 2017.

You can take Japanese lessons(Conversation course or Intensive course) and Tea Ceremony lessons after your Japanese lessons.

In this course, you can learn Japanese language and Japanese Tea Ceremony(Bontemae) at the same time. You will also learn about Tea Ceremony culture, how to make Tea, and how to serve Tea. We will give you a certificate of completion after finishing the 4-week course. Please enjoy the beauty of spring in Japan while you study Japanese in Kudan Institute.

Bontemae, is also called “Obon temae” or “Bonryaku temae”. During Bontemae, we prepare all the required tools on the “Obon(tray)” and make tea. We will give you a Bontemae Tea Ceremony Set. It states that you can make tea in your home country.

Tea Ceremony Short Course

Tea Ceremony course:8 lessons.
Student should be Over 15 years old (High School students or older).
Accommodation: Homestay or private dormitory(Offered only students who are taking Conversation or Intensive course.)
Capacity: 20 students
Japanese Level: For Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
Course Time Term
Tea Ceremony
Short course
1 month
(8 lessons)

Course Fees

Course Date Term Fees
Tea Ceremony
short course ONLY
April 05~April 26
1 month 45,000YEN +Bankcharge 4000YEN
Fee Includes

Bontemae Tea Ceremony set, Tea-ceremony lesson tuition

Course Date Term Fees
Tea Ceremony
short course + Japanese lesson
April 03~April 26
1 month 133,000YEN +Bankcharge 4000YEN
Fee Includes

Registration Fee,Text Book,Bontemae Tea Ceremony set

Japanese+Tea-ceremony lesson tuition

Present : Tea Ceremony set for all participants

Accommodation Fees

Course Term Homestay Fee Includes
Tea Ceremony
1 month-Course
4weeks(28 nights)
88,400YEN Placement Fee,
breakfast & dinner for weekdays,
3meals for weekends
Guest House 65,000 YEN(Single room)~ / Month
Airport Pick Up Arrival on Saturday 15,000YEN


Am I still eligible for the course without understanding Japanese at all?
Yes, you will have no problem at all. The Japanese language course is designed for complete beginners exclusively and the Tea Ceremony course is taught both in Japanese and English.
Not having experienced Tea Ceremony at all in my life, am I still eligible to join the course?
Yes, you will have no problem at all. You can learn about Tea Ceremony from the basics.
Can I participate in the course from the middle of the program?
No, you cannot. The program is designed to progress gradually to accomplish the “Bontemae” by the end of the course, so no participation is allowed midway through the program.

Tea Ceremony lesson Curriculum

1.How to use the tools (4/5 Wed)

Introduciton(history of sado
Performance by a teacher
How to use the tools

2.How to drink Usucha and How to eat Japanese Sweets (4/10 Mon)

How to handle Fukusa & Chakin
The Way of Tea
How to behave as a guest(How to eat Japanese sweets & How to drink Usucha)
*Usucha=Thin Tea

3. How to make tea and the preparation (4/12 Wed)

Matcha & Japanese sweets
How to make tea and the preparation  

4. How to Provide a tea for a guest (4/17 Mon)

How to provide a tea for a guest

5.How to do the OMOTENASHI and How to drink Koicha (4/19 Wed)

How to do the OMOTENASHI
About Ojiku, Incenses, Flower
How to drink Koicha
*Koicha=Thick Tea

6. Chakai Extracurricular lesson (4/22 Sat)

Extracurricular lesson

7.Your Own Tea Ceremony (4/24 Mon)

Perform Bontemae by yourself
in front of the teacher.
Teacher will observe and will give feedback.

8. Graduation ceremony (4/26 Wed)

(Perform Bontemae in front of other students)
Graduation Ceremony
(We will give you a certificate of completion)

※The certificate of completion is a Kudan original certificate.

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