Chado Urasenke Tankokai Bulgaria

We are
Chado Urasenke Tankokai Bulgaria is established as an Association for Popularization of the Japanese culture.
It was first founded in 1992 as a Club of people interested in Tea Ceremony and Japanese culture. In 1996 the Club was officially recognized as an Urasenke Dokokai and in 1998 it was registered according to Bulgarian Law as an Association for Popularization of the Japanese Culture. In 2001 we were officially registered with the Urasenke Head House as Bulgaria Association of Chado Ursenke Tankokai, Inc.

Mission
Chado Urasenke Tankokai Bulgaria main aim is to introduce and diseminate the knowledge of Chado, The Way of Tea, a Japanese tradition with more than 400 years of history. In accordance with our mission and aims we are honour and glad to offer:

Demonstrations and Public Lectures
With the collaboration of and on the invitation of different private and public organizations and institutions we carry out public lectures and demonstrations of Tea Ceremony, as well as of other aspects of the Japanese culture.

Seminars and Courses
With the special help of visiting tea masters and instructors,
Chado Urasenke Tankokai Bulgaria organizes intensive courses and
seminars about tea ceremony and other Japanese arts related to Chanoyu.

Cooperation
Chado Urasenke Tankokai Bulgaria is in close cooperation with and has signed contracts for collaboration with Bulgarian institutions which are interested in intercultural exchange. Some of our long term partners are: Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria; "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" International Foundation; 18th General Educational High School "William Gladstone",Sofia (the only secondary school in Europe that teaches Japanese language); Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".
We are open for and would greatly appreciate proposals for cooperation with the aim of popularization of Chado and Japanese Culture.

Publication
Apart from the numerous demonstrations, Chado Urasenke Tankokai popularizes the Japanese culture by translation and publication of books about Japanese culture, filming documentarys, publication of articles in newspapers and magazines, participate TV programs.

Membership
Our weekly meetings are Friday, 3:00 PM and Saturday, 12:30 AM. If you feel interested in embarking on the Way of Tea or if you feel like sharing a bowl of tea with us, please, find us!