From September 2004 until Juni 2005 I was a full time student at Urasenke Gakuen Chado Semmon Gakko in the Midorikai program for non Japanese students.

Most school day was divided in two. Before lunch we would have class room lessons in subjects such as Japanese history, Noh, Seasonality of Tea, Chaji, and Poetry. After lunch we would be in the Tea-rooms of the school learning the proper way to be a host and guest at at Tea gathering.

During the year we attended many of the yearly Tea events hosted by Urasenke.