2015年12月10日

Japanese tea ceremony

A spiritual and artistic pastime unique to Japan

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One of Japan’s well-known tradition, Japanese tea ceremony history goes back to 1000 years. It is called chanoyu, sado, or simply ocha, which is serving of Japanese green tea called, Matcha.
To balance the bitter taste of the tea it’s usually served with Japanese sweets.

The philosophy of tea ceremony or “the way of tea” is “harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. The tea room’s interior usually looks very simple and rustic. It is decorated with paintings, unique tea utensils, flowers, ceramics, calligraphy, etc.
It is not only about serving tea but its characterized by an appreciation of beauty and good taste or as it is said “preparing a bowl of tea from the heart”.
Even drinking the tea and returning the bowl to the host is done in a specific way with due respect.

The ultimate purpose of tea ceremony is obtaining deep spiritual satisfaction through drinking tea and long and thoughtful observation of simple and natural beauties.

It allows having a tranquil conversation in a Pleasant and relaxing room where the friendship of host and guest gets stronger.

Once in a while we all want such an environment to find inner peace, thus whenever you visit Japan don’t miss the tea ceremony.
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By: Ateffa Jalali


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