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Tokyo, Yokohama (Japan) and Nebraska (USA)

Central Tokyo

Thursdays from 1:30-5:00pm*
*Possible to extend this lesson until 9:00pm.
Tentative plan to offer Saturday class from 9:00am to 12:30 and/or 1:30-5:00pm.

Waseda Station (Toden Arakawa Line)—5 minute walk
Edogawabashi Station on the Yurakucho Line—13 minute walk


Fridays from 12:00-3:00pm**
**Possible to extend this lesson until 6:00pm.

Yokohama Station—8 minute walk


If you live in the USA and are interested in taking tea ceremony lessons in Nebraska, please click here to request more information on lessons in Nebraska.

Lesson System

Lessons follow the Urasenke School of the Way of Tea.
Group lessons are three times a month.
Each lesson is 3 to 6 hours long.  Students are welcome to arrive and depart at times that are convenient for them. 

Japanese and non-Japanese students are welcome.
Beginner to advanced-level students are welcome.
Lesson are in both Japanese or English, depending on each student’s desire.

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Lessons are led by Ms. Ruth Sōshin Lionberger.  She has 20-years of experience in education and teaches in both English and Japanese.  In 2010, she received her tea name and is now a licensed instructor. From April 2015 to March 2016, she completed a 3-month and a 6-month research course at the Urasenke Gakuen Professional School of Chadō in Kyoto.  (Click here for more on the instructor.)