Chado - The Way of Tea is a Japanese art form also known as Tea Ceremony in English. This web site is an attempt to make an English encyclopedia for Chado/Chanoyu. Urasenke is the largest school of Chanoyu; therefore, information about Urasenke's tea tradition is the default for this page. Information about other schools should be marked as such.
We believe that Chado can not be learned from books or through the Internet; it must be learned from a teacher. The purpose of this page is not to teach new students about the way, but to supply material that can be studied in addition to regular Keiko.
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A google group for discussing Urasenke tea has been established, I hope you all will participate there. You can find it at: http://groups.google.com/group/chado-way-of-tea/
Chaji - Tea gathering.
CategoryDogu - Tea utensils.
Books about the way of tea in English.
Gomei - Poetic names.
San Senke - Three Senke schools of Chanoyu.
Links - Other web pages about tea.
Talk - Communicate with other users of this wiki.
Photo Request - Images that the wiki need.
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