Join the Urasenke Midorikai Alumni Association

Stay Connected Through an UMAA Membership

Your Urasenke Midorikai Alumni Association membership keeps you connected to fellow Midorikai alumni as we continue our study and practice of chado, and to strive to uphold the timeless principles of Urasenke in the 21st century. Non Midorikai students are encouraged to join as friends of UMAA.

A one-year membership to Urasenke Midorikai Alumni Association is $25*. Memberships that were initiated in 2024 will expire on December 31, 2024.

*Participants at the UMAA International Meeting on June 28, 2018, endorsed yearly membership dues of $25 to support the website and work of UMAA.

Support UMAA and Add to Your Tea Collection!

A limited numbers of items from previous UMAA events are available in appreciation for additional donations:

1) Commemorative fan from the 2018 UMAA intensive study in Kyoto. The fan features the calligraphy of Onozawa Kodo Osho, abbot of Jukoin, Daitokuji, which reads setsugekka (snow, moon & flower). The fan comes in a commemorative box that was created for the event.

Available with an additional donation of $40 and above.

2) An orange or purple fukusa from Tokusai in Kyoto. (We no longer have green fukusa.) These fukusa were specially ordered for the UMAA seki at the 65th Hawaii Tankokai Anniversary in February 2016. The fukusa comes in a paper Tokusai box.

Available with an additional donation of $50 and above.

3) A custom futaoki made by Midorikai alumnus Richard Milgrim (Richado) for the UMAA 40th Aniversary celebration in Hawaii in 2010. The futaoki, designed to suggest a bridge, is stamped with the four directions: north, south, east, west. As each futaoki is an individual work of art, there may be slight color and firing variations.

Available with an additional donation of $200 and above.

Any additional donation to further support UMAA with its international outreach and website redesign will be gratefully received.

To Make a Donation (online)

1) Please contact us and list the items you would like to have and indicate the total amount, including any additional donation, you will be sending through PayPal.

2) Click on the Donate button below. A PayPal window will appear; please enter the total amount of your donation. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate. PayPal accepts credit or debit cards for one-time transactions.

3) You will receive a receipt from PayPal as well as a confirmation email from UMAA. Thank you very much for your membership and generous donations.

To Make a Donation (by check)

You may also mail a check payable to “Urasenke Midorikai Alumni Association” to the following address:

2143 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

The Urasenke Midorikai Alumni Association (UMAA) became a United States 501(c)(3) non profit public charity effective August 1, 2014. Bequests and gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

The Association is funded by contributions and fundraising activities undertaken by the Association’s alumni members.