Det här är Japanska Thesällskapets hemsida. Vårt mål är att nå de som vill studera te enligt Urasenkeskolans tradition.

För att skapa situationer för att dela gemenskap och te, vill vi bygga ett nätverk tillsammans med alla de som är intresserade av japanskt te eller (chanoyu) oavsett bakgrund och anknytning.

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This is the homepage of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Sweden Association. Our aim is to reach those who wish to study the Urasenke school way of tea. In order to bring together people who are interested in sharing tea moments, we wish to build a networking platform for everybody interested in Japanese tea or chanoyu regardless of background and affiliation.

Japanska Thesällskapet (Chado Urasenke Tankokai Sweden Association) is a non-for profit charity organisation that has been active for about 20 years, and often in close collaboration with Etnografiska museet in Stockholm.

Japanska Thesällskapet was initiated by tea master Eiko Duke Soei and the cultural journalist Christer Duke at the time when the museum in 1990 had received a Swedish-Japanese donation in the form of the beautiful, and within Europe, unique Japanese tea ceremony house: Zui-Ki-Tei.

Japanska Thesällskapet hosts public tea ceremony demonstrations on certain Sundays during the spring, summer and autumn season, as well as offering introductory courses for those who wishes to know more about the japanese tea ceremony.
During the summer months there are also Open days in the tea house Zui-Ki-Tei, when a guide is present and serves green matcha tea.
During the spring and autumn, Japanska Thesällskapet arranges a lecture programme with themes that relate to japanese culture and the tea ceremony. The lectures, which often use images and film elements, are held in the museum's beautiful Stolpe-room.

Japanska Thesällskapet belongs to the tradition of the Urasenke school that has its base in Kyoto, Japan. For more information about the Urasenke school and the way of tea, please see:

Tea ceremony classes:
Until the spring 2013, tea ceremony classes were held at the founder Eiko Duke Soei's chashitsu on Södermalm in Stockholm.
For information about current teachers in the Stockholm area, please contact:

100 SEK per year for individual members and for couples 150 SEK.
Please pay to: Japanska Thesällskapet Chado Urasenke Tankokai Sweden Association,
"plusgiro" account: 60 56 28-7.
New members are welcome!

To contact the Board of Japanska Thesällskapet:
Chair: Yoko Hirohata Schön

General enquiries:

For demonstrations (except booking of Zui-Ki-Tei):
Maria Mars,, 0046 (0) 70 5750639, Yoko Hirohata Schön

Secretary: Emma-Sofie Söderlund:, Yuka Yamamoto

Treasurer: Toshiko Öhrner

Website: Atsuko Yamazaki

Etnografiska museet home page: