Getting Started

What do you need to start OKEIKO (Training or practice)


Your personal belongings:

For beginners: Fukusa (Silk cloth), Sensu( Fun), Kaishi( Bosom-pocket paper), White socks

  • You can find them online:
  • If you have a hard time finding items, please ask me.


Fees: included Mizuya fee (utensils, Charcoal, Green Tea and sweet for each lesson)

  • For beginners: $20/each lesson or $50/3 lessons/Month. Advanced payment.
  • For Intermediate: $25/lesson or $65/3 lessons/month. Advanced payment.
  • For licensed inheritance lesson: $30/lesson

Occasional tea gathering fees to be announced each time.


Membership fee: Urasenke Tankokai LA Association and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Membership

  • You MUST be a member of UTLAA (Urasenke Tankokai LA Association)
  • General membership Fee: $35 annual
  • Full time student membership Fee: $25 annual
  • SBBG Membership Fee: $60 annual (This is optional but we encourage you to become a member.)


Permission and License from Urasenke School in Kyoto head quarters:

  • Each student who is leaning Tea Ceremony procedure must have the Permissionlicense (like diploma) from the Grand Master.
  • After 1-3 month starting lessons, we discuss about it.


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