Urasenke Sydney was established in 1973 at Epping by Dr Genshitsu Sen. Since then there have been many new teaching groups established and new Associations formed in Australia. The Urasenke Sydney Association has activities which include:
- An annual Chakai is held with all members participating. Chakai is a tea meeting or gathering. When we invite guests, we prepare tea from powdered leaves within a formal framework in the seclusion of the tea room, away from the stresses of the outside world, guests enjoy an inner calm while they share the fleeting occasion carefully presented for them by their host.
- Demonstrations of Chado, The Way of Tea for interested groups. Members show a typical presentation of tea with an explanation.
- An annual special study class by a Tea Master from Urasenke Headquarters in Kyoto.
- Kimono workshop for members learning how to dress and wear Kimono.
- Cooking class for members making Japanese sweets.