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Kankyuan Tokyo Branch Training Room

Kid’s Tea Room

Front Gate Front Gate

The Mushakouji Senke Tokyo Branch has been the eastern Japan location for the school’s activities since Yukosai’s generation. It is located at 3 Chome Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (often called Dokanyama), on land related to Ota Dokan, who is credited with building the Edo Castle. Long ago the Tokyo Branch hosted activities at Jirakuan, located at the former Kume house. In present-day you can find Sozen Hisada’s favorite, “Hanshoan” and Yukosai’s favorite hiroma, “Unryuken” here; in the year 2000, the New Tea Room was also built.

Kankyuan Tokyo Branch Training Room 3-13-13 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022 JAPAN TEL. +81(0)3-3821-0620 FAX. +81(0)3-3823-4799
We recommend commuting by public transport as parking is limited. Thank you for your understanding.
  • 5 minute walk from exit 2 of Sendagi Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
  • 7 minute walk from exit 1 of Nishi-Nippori Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
  • 7 minute walk from Nishi-Nippori Station on the JR Yamanote Line.


New Tea Room

In the year 2000, all training rooms were entirely reconstructed by Futetsusai. A new three story tea house with a semi-basement has been completed as a practice area for the tea ceremony. This building is not only for tea ceremony training, but also open to tea gatherings and learning courses. The first floor is a spacious room for ryurei style ceremony; the second floor has Sodo, measuring 6 tatami, that worships all that is Rikyu and has a hiroma measuring 12 tatami with a shimozadoko / gezadoko.

  • New Tea Room 2nd floor Sodo New Tea Room 2nd floor Sodo
  • New Tea Room 2nd floor Hiroma New Tea Room 2nd floor Hiroma
  • New Tea Room 1st floor Ryureiseki New Tea Room 1st floor Ryureiseki
Hanshoan is a small room measuring 1 tatami and 2 daime (smaller tatami) with a mukou-ita (a board placed between the host’s tatami and the daime tatami). Built in the middle of the Edo era by Sozen Hisada’s second son, Soya (Fukyusai), it became a favorite tea room of Sozen’s and was later moved to its present location. In the daime mukougiri higatte / gyakugatte style, the host of the ceremony sits across from the attendees, another name for this seat is “Ama no Gawa Seki”. Kininza (high ranking guest seat) is set to the left of the host on the side of the shimozadoko / gezadoko and the sliding koshi-shoji doors that they enter through; other participants are to the right hand side of the host, where the nijiriguchi (a small crawl in entrance) is located. Behind a large curved pillar made of red pine, two story shelves are built with a takesunoko set below, which is used as a kensui (place for water disposal).
In 1964, Hanshoan was designated an Important Cultural Property of Tokyo.
東京都重要文化財としての表示Displayed as an Important Cultural Property of Tokyo
  • Hanshoan Exterior Hanshoan Exterior
  • Hanshoan koma interior  Hanshoan koma interior
  • Hanshoan kininguchi and nijiriguchi Hanshoan kininguchi and nijiriguchi
Unryuken is adjacent to Hanshoan and was built by Yukosai in the early days of the Showa period. The hiroma measuring 8 tatami has a jozadoko and a biwadoko (a small raised platform) with a stone hearth set in the yojohangiri position.
Unryuken Exterior Unryuken Exterior
Unryuken  Hiroma  Unryuken Hiroma
Kid’s Tea Room

Why not experience the tea ceremony with friends? First timers are welcome.

Age Range 8 to 15 years old
Capacity 30
Date / Time Saturdays (twice a month) (10:00 - 12:00)
Location Kankyuan Tokyo Training Room (3-13-13 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku)
Application / Inquiry Kankyuan Tokyo Branch
Tel: +81(0)3-3821-0620
  • ※One day introductory lesson available.
  • ※Entry is available any time, feel free to send an inquiry.
Kid’s Tea Room
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