BDK Japanese Arts and Cultural Classes

Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea

BDK America announces two sessions of classes to learn the Japanese Way of Tea under the guidance of an expert instructor, Yufuko Kurioka. Kurioka Sensei is cofounder of the No Gate Tea school.

Session 1 (2016): Jan. 20, Jan.27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24.
Session 2 (2016): Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 6, Apr. 13, Apr. 20
     Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 12 noon.

Fee per class: $20.00
Instructor: Yufuko Kurioka (co-founder, No Gate Tea)
To register, contact Yufuko Kurioka at

The first six-week course will provide participants with a background into the history, culture, refinement and tradition of the classic Japanese tea ceremony and how it can be incorporated into one’s contemporary enjoyment of preparing and drinking tea. Each weekly session will begin with a short presentation, followed by a demonstration of the Tea Ceremony. Then the participants will practice the Japanese Way of Tea under a guiding hand. Beautiful seasonal Japanese tea sweets and matcha from Japan will be served. You will need to spend about $100 on your tea utensils.

Classes are held at BDK America, 1675 School Street, Moraga, CA 94556
Ph. (925) 388-0067

Class Flyer

Flyer for Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea