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Chado Relay

Urasenke Tankokai Associations in North America

Urasenke Tankokai associations throughout North America will take part in this event by posting on the Chado Relay Facebook page, as well as Instagram #urasenketea with photos and captions that will spread Daisosho-sama’s message of “Peacefulness through a Bowl of Tea.”

Each Association will also create a post sharing some background on their Association, annual activities (pre-COVID) or significant events.

Earlier in the year, the Urasenke Tankokai Quebec Association started an online relay for its members which can serve as reference.

The Chado Relay will start on September 2, 2020, which marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and will continue through the end of the year. Like the Olympic Torch Relay, it will stop in each city for two to three days before being passed to the next association.

The purpose of the relay is to create stronger ties between members and associations, to show colleagues around the world how we are continuing our tea practice, and to introduce broader audiences to the spirit of “harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.”

Opening Messages

Hounsai Daisosho

Zabosai Oiemoto

Scheduled Route

Disclaimer: This is a travel destination map and does not represent actual locations of Associations.

On Social Media

October 10, 2021

June 27, 2021

May 1, 2021

Sankei newspaper, April 30, 2021

“Tea Creates a Circle of Calm”

Urasenke World Chado Relay
Online Chakai Held through Video Conferencing

Urasenke members representing groups in more than 30 ... See more

April 26, 2021

An inspiring message from Oiemoto Zabosai “Sit down for a moment, have some tea.”

April 22, 2021

Visit to view this video message on the closing of the World Chado Relay.

April 21, 2021

2020 will be remembered as the year the world was shutdown by the global pandemic. Countless lives have been lost, businesses derailed and the emotional toll that we experienced is immeasurable.

In ... See more

April 21, 2021

Foremost, I would like to express my gratitude to Daisosho-sama and Oiemoto-sama for their inspiration and their continued support and assistance throughout this last year and especially during the ... See more

April 21, 2021

Congratulations to all the members of the Urasenke ‘domon’ in the world. In the last eight months, we have been able to connect the Urasenke of 37 countries and 86 groups with a bowl of tea. The ... See more

April 21, 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are delighted that your participation in the Urasenke World Chado Relay has been featured on the Urasenke Official Facebook page! Please see an English summary and a ... See more

April 20, 2021

English version of post #2

Urasenke Tankokai Federation – Youth Division
Urasenke World Chado Relay – Closing Chakai (Pt. 2)
Hosted by the Urasenke Tankokai Federation – Youth Division 28th ... See more