Tea Ceremony Short Course


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(Bonryakutemae) 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 course. Please enjoy Japanese tea and traditional culture while you study Japanese in Kudan Institute.

Bonryakutemae, is also called “Obon temae” or “Bon temae”. During Bonryakutemae, we prepare all the required tools on the “Obon(tray)” and make tea.

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Tea Ceremony Short Course

Tea Ceremony Course:8 lessons.
Students should be over 15 years old (High School students or older).
Accommodation: Homestay or private dormitory(Offered only to students who are taking the Conversation Course or the Intensive Course )
Capacity: 6 students
Japanese Level: above JLPT N4 level

Course Fees

Course Date Term Fees
Tea Ceremony
short course ONLY
Thursday Course
(once a week / 18:30~20:00)
2 month 40,000YEN +Bankcharge 4,000YEN
Fee Includes

Tea-ceremony lesson tuition

If you want to buy some tea ceremony utensils we can buy for you. Please contact us for the details.
Exclusive benefits
We will give you handouts which has English translation.
We will give you the URL(limited access) of the videos for your practice at home via email.
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Am I still eligible for the course without understanding Japanese at all?
I am sorry. You need to speak some Japanese sentences in the lesson. And you also need to understand what the sensei said. We will give you some handbooks which are also written in English. However, you need to have N4 level of Japanese.
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 “Bonryakutemae” by the end of the course, so no participation is allowed midway through the program.

Tea Ceremony Lesson Curriculum

1.Orientation and How to use the tools

How to use the tools
How to bow, how to sit down and stand up on the tatami room
Omotenashi from the tea master

2.How to drink Usucha and How to eat Japanese Sweets

Warigeiko( how to handle the fukusa & how to purify the natsume)
Review of the acting
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

Warigeiko( how to purify the chashaku, how to examine the chasen, how to handle the chakin, how to purify the chawan)
How to make tea
About the Tea  

4. How to Provide a tea for a guest

How to provide a tea for a guest

About Japanese sweets

5. How to drink Koicha

What is Chakai ?
How to drink Koicha
*Koicha=Thick Tea

6.Practice Bonryakutemae (full-rehearsal)

Practice Bonryakutemae(full-rehearsal)

7. Practice Bonryakutemae 2 (full-rehearsal 2)

Practice Bonryakutemae (full-rehearsal)

8. Last Performance and Graduation Ceremony

Perform Bonryakutemae by yourself
in front of the teacher.
Graduation Ceremony
(We will give you a certificate of completion)

※The certificate of completion is a Kudan original certificate.

短期茶道コース 学生の声

From Poland (living in Japan) 2022 夏コース Summer Course

Every lesson was enjoyable and informative. It was great to be able to drink tea and have sweets every time we took a lesson.
I think the pace was great. There was something new every time we took a lesson but, with additional pamphlets we got, it was quite easy to review at home.
I really wanted to understand my own mistakes so I was happy to see Nakajima sensei pointing out our mistakes.
I appreciate her strict but kind approach. I also appreciate yamanaka san’s support and very helpful videos.
Great course for anyone interested in the tea ceremony. You will be able to master the teame basics and perform the bonryakutemae on your own.

From Peru (living in Japan) 2022 夏コース Summer Course

It was a VERY funny experience, I see it only on TV.
If you LOVE Japanese Culture, you would try to do this lesson. It’s very grateful experience.

日本人Fさん 2022 夏コース Summer Course

茶道の経験が全くない状態でこのコースを受講したのですが、先生に基礎を一から教わることができたので、 安心して学ぶことができました。テキストや練習用動画等のサポートも充実しているのでぜひ。

From Germany (Conversation Course, Level 5) 2022 春コース Spring Course

I am very thankful for this experience! I love how patient our teacher is and how she explain everything so easy and understandable.
The whole course was very well structured, I liked the pace of learning and reviewing.
If you are interested in tea, meditation or zen like activities, this is you.
The course requires patience and concentration but treats you with delicious tea, sweets and an awesome kind teacher. You will learn a lot about tea ceremony and yourself!

From Taiwan (living in Japan)  2022 春コース Spring Course


日本人Oさん 2022 春コース Spring Course

でも使った言葉が私には ちょっと難しかったです。

From Korea(Conversation Course, Level 4) 2021 冬コースWinter Course


冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Switzerland(Conversation Course, Level 2)

It would be good if the students are not at beginner level in Japanese.
In that way they can understand the whole process better.
The process of learning is well explained and every question carefully answered. The lessons are good! It’s good that we got the movies to practice.

2019 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Switzerland

I can fully recommend this course. For me it was a wonderful chance to meet Japanese people and other foreigners interested in Japanese culture.
The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed.
Even though it is a short course, I feel that I learned a lot during this course.

2018 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Germany(Intensive Course, Lower Intermediate level)

This course shows the most traditional way I guess. There are many tea ceremony courses outside, but this one gave me the chance to make self- experience in making tea.
It’s a very good way to get deeper knowledge about the culture.

2018 冬コース Winter Course
日本人女性 Hさん


2018 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Mexico(Kudan graduate, used to take Intensive Course, JLPT N3 level)

As a foreign person I enjoyed very much this experience, it is very interesting and like it very much. I think besides the language it is good to know about the Japanese culture and traditions. The teacher was very patient and explained everything very clearly.

2018 冬コース Winter Course
Female student from Indonesia(Intensive Course, Intermediate levelⅠ)


2018 冬コース Winter Course
日本人男性 Kさん

全8回と短い間でとても多くのことを学べて、とても楽しかったです 。

2017 秋コース Autumn Course
日本人女性 Sさん

You might think that learning tea ceremony is a bit difficult to start learning. However the teacher will teach you very kindly and neatly in this course. You can learn the basics at short-term and acquire. It was a practical tea ceremony class. You can also get some support by textbooks and movies.

2017 秋コース Autumn Course

Female student from China(Conversation Course, Level 4)

このコースに参加できてとてもうれしいです。楽しくもあり、教育的でもありました。 お客様のために、日本のお茶を準備することを学ぶだけで日本の茶道の意味を真に理解することに近づけます。
I'm so glad that I attended the course. It’s both enjoyable and educational. Only by learning to prepare Japanese tea for the guests can one truly get closer to understand the meaning of Japanese tea ceremony.

2017 秋コース Autumn Course
Female student from Taiwan (Conversation Course, Level 4)

You can experience Japanese Tea Ceremony Culture freely. The teacher will teach you very kindly even for foreign learners and I think that it is easy to understand the explanation. You can taste the seasonal Japanese sweets “wagashi” as well as you can make tea by yourself. I enjoyed a lot and can recommend it.

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