Ogasawara-ryu Senchado, based in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, is a school of sencha preparation that actively contributes to the preservation and transmission of Japanese tea culture. Founded with the mission of enhancing Japanese cultural heritage, this school has its roots in serving the successive shoguns of the Kamakura Shogunate, overseeing ceremonies and etiquette.
History of Ogasawara-ryu Senchado
Philosophy of Ogasawara-ryu Senchado
What You Can Learn Through Daily Practice
In their daily practice, students of Ogasawara-ryu Senchado cultivate an enhanced sense of beauty, learn the art of consideration that Japanese people are known for, and imbibe the spirit of Wa (harmony) through study. Training includes various aspects, such as the preparation of Japanese green tea, including Gyokuro, as well as learning about the significance of daily manners and etiquette, seasonal events, and traditions. Through this, they gain a renewed appreciation for the splendor of Japanese culture and learn how to discover happiness.
Ogasawara-ryu Sencha-do warmly welcomes individuals who:
– Wish to learn daily manners and graceful comportment
– Aspire to introduce Japanese tea culture and sencha gatherings abroad
– Have a desire to teach Japanese customs and etiquette to others
– Have a passion for Japanese tea
– Love wearing kimono
– Seek moments of relaxation and tranquility in their lives
Ogasawara-ryu Sencha-do operates various schools across Japan, including the Ashiya school, where the current Grand Master, Ogasawara Hidekuni, provides instruction. In Tokyo, there is also the Machida and Jiyugaoka school where students can receive instruction from qualified teachers. For further information on schools across Japan and the Kanto region, please visit their website.
Ogasawara-ryu Senchado Headquarters
Address: 12-2 Higashiyama-cho, Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture
Official Website: https://www.ogasawararyuu.or.jp/