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URASENKE WAKAI TEA ASSOCIATION

WELCOME

Wakai Tea Association is an organization that fosters and upholds the tradition of

Urasenke School of Chado, the Way of Tea.

WHO WE ARE

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Portland Wakai Association is our official name in association with Urasenke Foundation of Kyoto, Japan. Wakai Tea Association is a not-for-profit organization with the State of Oregon. The Japanese word “Wakai” is translated to a group of harmony.

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to fostering and dispersing the four basic principles of Chado: Harmony (Wa), Respect (Kei), Purity (Sei) and Tranquility (Jaku). Our mission is to uphold the tradition of Tea through maintaining certification by Urasenke Foundation of Kyoto, to further the study of Chado, to support the teachers, and to initiate participation in cultural activities within and beyond

this organization. 

"Wakeiseijaku" is a philosophy of Chado, stating the importance of purifying the atmosphere.