Besides Sydney, the Association has members in Canberra and the regions of New South Wales. Members have been sharing the art of chado since 1973. The Association now has over 80 chajin (enthusiasts), nearly half not of Japanese origin. Male and female members come from diverse backgrounds in terms of religion, nationality, age, and occupation.  

Sitting quietly, enjoying the utensils, the day and the season, with discipline in preparation and study, and most importantly, consideration of others, we find personal peace.  

The Association membership allows you to participate in member-only activities and to obtain certificates from the Chado Urasenke Tankokai head office in Kyoto, Japan. 

Association member-only activities include an Annual Chakai (tea gathering), an annual Members’ Chakai, seminars by gyotei masters (direct disciples of the Grand Master in Kyoto, Japan), Association study day, etc.

The Association runs in accordance with the governance standards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Board members are elected at annual general meetings. The Annual Report for 2019/20 can be read here.

For enquiries regarding membership, please email