Urasenke organizes its temae into groups of kyojō 許状 (permission to study). After receiving a certain kyojō, the student can start receiving instruction in the temae covered by that kyojō.

The kyojō are requested by the student's teacher. They are written by Kyojō-bu at Urasenke headquarters in Kyōto on behalf of Oiemoto. With the kyojō a student is given a membership card in Urasenke. There is a fee for getting a kyojō. The fee is considerably lower for people outside Japan than inside Japan. Sometimes additional fees or percentages of the fees are kept by the local teacher, depending on the local group structure.

Nyumon 入門

Konarai 小習

Shikaden

This is the first group of secret teachings, and no books describing these temae are/should be available. One has to receive this teaching directly from ones teacher.

Rangai

Okuden

This is the second group of secret teachings, and no books describing these temae are/should be available. One has to receive this teaching directly from one's teacher.

Betsuden

This is the third group of secret teachings, and no books describing these temae are/should be available. One has to receive this teaching directly from one's teacher.

Special permissions

Fees

This is a list of the prices in USD for the various kyojō. Uncertain if these prices include the fee normally paid to the teacher.

Nyumon, konarai, chabako (set of 3): USD 70

Satsubako: USD 30 
Karamono: USD 30 
Daitenmoku: USD 30 
Bondate: USD 30 
Wakindate: USD 40 

Gyo-no-gyo daisu: USD 80
Daien-no -so: USD 80
Hikitsugi: USD 180

Shin-no-Gyo daisu: USD 90
Daien-no-shin: USD 90
Sei-hikitsugi: USD 210

Kyojō in Japan

You can request or the teacher may suggest you to apply for the kyojō. The head of the shachu will probably be the one who applies for the license for you, so this may not be your teacher, but your teacher's teacher. When they apply for the kyojō for you, you should give them the fee of the kyojō.

In about a month, you will receive the kyojō with some ceremony. At that time, you should give O-rei to them equal to half the amount of the kyojō. After this, they will probably give you presents, such as a fukusa or sensu. You should also give O-rei for the presents.

Below is from a chart dated year 2000.

_Shokyuu_
Nyumon, Konarai, Chabako (set): 10000円

_Chuukyuu_
Satsubako: 4000円
Karamono: 4000円
Daitenmoku: 4000円
Bondate: 4000円
Wakindate: 5000円

_Joukyuu_
*Note- Before applying for this level, at least one year should have passed since receiving the Bondate kyojō.
Gyo-no-gyo daisu: 12000円
Daien-no -so: 12000円
Hikitsugi: 25000円

_Koushi_
*Note- Before applying for this level, at least one year should have passed since receiving the Hikitsugi kyojō.
Shin-no-Gyo daisu: 20000円
Daien-no-shin: 20000円
Sei-hikitsugi: 35000円

_Sennin Koushi_
*Note- Before applying for this level, at least one year should have passed since receiving the Sei-hikitsugi kyojō.
Chamei, Monkyo (set): 150000円

_Jokou Uke_
Jun Kyou Uke: 170000円


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