Special Koshukai in London

Hounsai Daisosho and Zabosai Oiemoto have kindly dispatched a member of the Gyotei from Urasenke in Kyoto to lead the 2010 Special Koshukai (training) in London on Saturday, 18th and Sunday, 19th September 2010 and lecture-demonstration at the British Museum, BP Theatre on Friday, 17th September 2010 at 2 PM.

Please find below detailed information on the 2010 Special Koshukai, including location, temae schedule, fee, and application. Application deadline: Saturday, 31 July 2010.

We would appreciate if Urasenke Branch and Tankokai Association offices would inform their members of this koshukai.

We recommend that you make a hotel reservation or accommodation arrangements as early as possible. The Devonport House, which will be the koshukai venue, is offering a promotional price for the participants. The promotion will end on 18th June 2010.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have questions.
Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sokei Kimura
Urasenke London Branch
+44(0) 20 88 53 25 95

Urasenke London: 2010 Special Koshukai Information

Date and Time:
Saturday, 18 September 2010 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, 19 September 2010 from 10 AM to 4:00 PM

Devonport House (
address: King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JW
tel: +44 (0) 844 980 2337

Training details:
18 Sep: Temae guidance up to Shikaden
Lecture: subject to be decided
19 Sep: Temae guidance for Gyo-no-Gyo daisu
Lecture: subject to be decided

Machida Soryu - gyotei
Fushida Sokei - gyotei

Participation requirement:
18 Sep: beginner level kyojo (certification) or higher
19 Sep: Gyo-no-Gyo kyojo or higher

Participation Fee:
18 Sep: ?80*
19 Sep: ?100*
*includes: keiko fee, sensei orei, venue hire and lunch

Application by email ( or post (Urasenke London, 4 Langton Way, London, SE3 7TL, UK). Please send: complete name, contact information, participation date/s.
Deadline: Saturday, 31 July 2010

Payment deadline Saturday, 31 July 2010 by
1. Cash
2. Cheque, payable to Urasenke
3. Bank transfer:
payee: Sonosuke Kimura
sort code: 40-03-16
account no.: 71240528

It is possible to stay at the Devonport House with a promotional price. Please book bedroom/s using the Devonport House website and reservation ID number below:
?Website Reservation ID No.?50294889

Bedroom booking deadline is 18 June 2010. After deadline the promotional prices will not be available.
Promotional prices are as follow:

Single: Room Only- ?105.00 B&B- ?112.00 Dinner+B&B- ?129.00
Double: Room Only- ?110.00 B&B- ?118.00 Dinner+B&B- ?149.00

No refunds will be made to koshukai cancellations after the 1st September 2010.

Further Information:
1. Gyotei are Urasenke instructors trained in the Urasenke household. They strive to preserve the Urasenke Chado tradition through strict practice and passing the tradition down from generation to generation. Gyotei teach all over Japan and Tankokai Associations abroad. This will be their first visit in the UK.
2. This Special Koshukai is as the same as training at the Oiemoto’s household. We are planning to have 3 to 4 students chosen to receive guidance from the Gyotei. The other students will observe keiko.
3. The Gyotei lecture’s subject will be decided by the Gyotei taking in account the students suggestions.
4. For the 19 September Gyo-no-Gyo keiko, please wear montsuki, hakama or jyutoku.