2020 Events (details are updated throughout the year)


Urasenke Chicago Association's Tatezome FEBRUARY 2, 2020

In February, association members, family, and friends will welcome in 2020, the year of the Rat, with a tea gathering. Tea will be prepared and the tokonoma will be decorated for the New Year. Everyone will be served a special new year sweet and a bowl of matcha. Following the tea presentation, there will be a Japanese New Year Bento (boxed lunch) and sake toast. 

Please check with your teacher or association member for more details.

Fee:        $30 + $20 annual membership fee (for members)
               $35 only (non-members)


Rikyuki (Memorial for Sen Rikyu) MARCH

Each year, around March 28th, Urasenke members throughout the world host a memorial tea gathering for Sen Rikyu (1591). Rikyu's aesthetics and teachings are the foundation of Chanoyu as we know it today. This year, we are happy to be holding our Rikyuki at the Japanese Information Center of the Japanese Consulate in downtown Chicago.

All are welcome.

No RSVP necessary. 

Free and open to the public
Tea and sweets for all
Some parking fees apply

Japanese Information Center
737 North Michigan Ave.
Suite 1000 (10th floor)
Chicago, IL 60611


Chicago Botanic Garden Children's Day Festival APRIL

10:30am - noon (Regenstein room)

Presentation followed by tea and sweets for 50 guests


Chicago Japanese American Council's JAPAN FESTIVAL 2020 MAY

A day of food, fun, and culture hosted by Chicago Japanese American Council


Chicago Botanic Garden Summer Festival AUGUST

10 am - 3 pm (Tea presentation 10:30 am)

We are thrilled to be a part of these days of free family fun at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden.

Presentation followed by tea and sweets for 50 guests


Chicago Japanese Matsuri SEPTEMBER

Join us as we say goodbye to summer with days of food, fun, and Japanese culture

Chanoyu Presentations aon Saturday and Sunday