Katsura Rikyu, Kyoto   photo by Peter McAneny

With your Kezurou-kai USA membership, you will be joining an energetic group of professional and amateur craftspeople who encourage participation, freely exchange knowledge and ideas, and selflessly seek to lift the skills of all Kez members.

In the past, "membership" was $50/year AND it included admission to the annual Kez USA event, whether you attended or not. 
This year (2017), if you register to attend the Kez USA 2017 event, annual membership is included with admission. Simply put: attend the event, you're a member. If you attended Kez USA 2016 in Los Gatos as a member, you are a current member. 

If you cannot attend the event, you can still become a member. The fee for Basic Annual Membership is $15. Please note that Basic Annual Membership does not entitle you to the member discount for event registration in the same year. 

Either way, membership entitles you to these benefits:

  1. Notifications (via email) of Kez USA news, events, and volunteer opportunities.
  2. Our quarterly newsletter The Wooden Post (distributed by email)
  3. Discounts with participating vendors.

These membership and admission options are found on the Registration page. 

So naturally we urge you to join us. Kezurou-kai USA is a 501-c(3) non-profit educational organization. All funds received by the organization are used for producing educational events and for nominal overhead expenses.