Welcome to the homepage of the Ueda Sōko Ryū Australia. Some of us are hardcore, others are less so. All of us love tea and love sharing the fulfilling path of chanoyu (the Japanese tea ceremony) with our community of kindred spirits.

 

We are not interested in artificially transplanting chanoyu into a foreign land. We practice the fundamental teachings of Ueda Sōko and Furuta Oribe and strive to create the the moral and aesthetic beauty of chanoyu relevant to our time and place.

 

Regular practice is conducted at locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Mittagong and online. We also conduct tea gatherings, workshops and explore the possibilities of the Japanese tea ceremony as both old and new art around the country. We welcome enquiries about regular practice, workshops, demonstrations, performances and conducting tea gatherings.


MELBOURNE

  • Progressively learn various styles of tea ceremony
  • Study tea culture including ceramics, flowers, kaiseki cuisine, incense, kimono, poetry and Zen verses
  • Combine all the elements of practice to deepen your sense of meaning, purpose and happiness in everyday life 

Practice location:

539 Plenty Road, Preston

 

Contact:

uedateamelb@gmail.com

SYDNEY

  • Introduction to Chanoyu
  • Introduction to Warrior style tea ceremony and in particular the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu
  • Progressively learn various styles of tea ceremony
  • Participate and assist in conducting tea ceremony gatherings and workshops
  • Study other aspects of tea culture including ceramics, tea flowers, kaiseki cuisine, incense, kimono, poetry and Zen verses
  • Combine all the elements of chanoyu practice to deepen your sense of meaning, purpose and happiness in everyday life

Practice locations: 

Matraville

 

Contact: 

uedateasydney@gmail.com

MITTAGONG

  • Introduction to Chanoyu
  • Introduction to Warrior style tea ceremony and in particular the Ueda Sōko Tradition of Chanoyu
  • Progressively learn various styles of tea ceremony
  • Participate and assist in conducting tea ceremony gatherings and workshops
  • Study other aspects of tea culture including ceramics, tea flowers, kaiseki cuisine, incense, kimono, poetry and Zen verses
  • Combine all the elements of chanoyu practice to deepen your sense of meaning, purpose and happiness in everyday life

Practice locations: 

Mt Gibraltar, Mittagong

 

Contact: 

uedateasydney@gmail.com

 

ONLINE

 

For people unable to make it to a practice location, you can learn online.

  • Private lessons for one or two people over Skype or Facetime
  • Access to online tutorial videos
  • Access to online repository of manuals, essays and learning materials
  • Questions answered via email
  • Learn anywhere in the world 

Practice location: 

Anywhere in the world

 

Contact: 

uedateamelb@gmail.com









 

 

 

 

 

 

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Furuta Oribe



Adam Sōmu Wojcinski

Director of Ueda Sōko Ryū Australia

 

Adam has studied chanoyu since 1999 and is a direct disciple of the 16th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Samurai Tradition of Tea, Ueda Sōkei.

 

In 2016, Sōkei gave Adam the tea name of 'Sōmu 宗夢 ' (source of dreams), making Adam the first foreigner to be awarded this honour in the Ueda Tradition.

 

Adam is Sōkei's official English translator and the director of the Australian Branch of the Ueda Sōko Ryū.

 









 

 

 

 

 

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