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Student Lounge KIZUNA presents Japanese tea ceremony workshop: "Pleasure of a simple bowl of tea"

The KIZUNA event for February is a Japanese tea ceremony workshop, "The pleasure of a simple bowl of tea", taught by Mr Michael Drzmisek Sozui, a Swiss-born Urasenke tea master. The venue will be his own well-known tearoom, Kanjoan, which has been featured on television and in guidebooks.

Kanjoan, a "hut in which to be at ease and free of concerns", is an exquisite three-tatami room in a renovated, Japanese-style house located in northwest Kyoto.

Comprised of a short lecture and a practice session, the event will offer an invaluable opportunity to experience the spirit and art of Japanese tea-making under the guidance of an English-speaking teacher.

Enjoy a bowl of green tea with seasonal sweets while experiencing and discussing Japanese culture and history. KIZUNA is looking forward to your participation.
  • Tuesday 27 February 2018
From 13:00 to around 16:00

Workshop venue


Meeting place

Student Lounge KIZUNA, Kyoto University

Participants will meet at KIZUNA, together take a city bus to Kanjoan (fare: 230 yen), and then will be free to return from the venue as they please.
Intended for
Kyoto University international students
Max attendees
First 10 people


Mr Michael Drzmisek Sozui ("Urasenke Chado" teacher)

Born in Switzerland. Graduated form The College of Arts and Crafts in Zurich. First contact with Japanese culture through the martial art aikido. Originally started to study Japanese calligraphy and later chanoyu (tea ceremony) to complement martial arts studies, but became increasingly interested in tea over the years. Came to Japan to focus on his tea studies.

Workshop: free of charge
Bus: 230 yen
Please email the following to KIZUNA (address below) in advance:
- Event title
- Name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Faculty, Graduate School, or other affiliation, and the year you are in
- Nationality
Registration deadline
Registration will close when capacity is reached
Student Lounge KIZUNA
Email: kizuna* (replace * with @)