Welcome to the Urasenke Midorikai Alumni Association

Welcome to the website of the Urasenke Midorikai Alumni Association. We would like to introduce you to a group of enthusiastic Urasenke tea practitioners living throughout the world. The well-known Zen saying senri dofu 千里同風 which is often found in the tea room, says it best – “a thousand leagues, the same breeze.” Whether we find ourselves separated from other tea people by leagues, miles or kilometers, it is certain that we all take delight in the same breeze that emanates from the Urasenke tradition of tea.

Through your membership we hope to bring Midorikai alumni and followers of the Urasenke tradition of tea closer together to build chanoyu for the 21st century.


2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Midorikai. To commemorate this major milestone, a worldwide relay tea gathering is being planned.

Actually a large-scale reunion/anniversary celebration is being planned for 2022 in Kyoto, but because major domestic and international events are being planned for 2020 and 2021, the Midorikai anniversary has been set back two years in order not to overlap with these events, and to not cause administrative burden on the Soke.

Watch the Live Stream starting May 3!

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