Unden Shindo school (雲伝心道流)

Unden Shindo school is one of the schools of Japanese tea ceremony. It is said that the concepts and methodologies of this school is positioned in-between the Omotesenke school and the Urasenke school, taking over the characteristics of those two major schools. The temae (the manner of a Japanese tea ceremony) of this school has been inherited from the past until today, although the number of the disciples who try to learn its temae has dramatically decreased in recent years.

Characteristics

The concepts and methodologies of this school is positioned in-between the Omotesenke school and the Urasenke school, moderating the characteristics of those two major schools to establish its uniqueness. It is considered that the most significant characteristics of this school is its simplicity.

The reason of this notion comes from the idea of the way of tea defined by this school, insisting on the discipline of the mind and the emphasis on the daily life for reflecting the spirit of the way of tea; the founder of this school lamented the idea of SEN no Rikyu placing a great importance on the instruments used for tea ceremonies, thus it eliminated the formality of presenting and observing the tea instruments used for its temae.