Chanoyu Japanese ceremony – tea around the world

Japan

In Japan, it is the Green tea that brings the tea art into the traditional “Chanoyu ceremony”.   It means “Tea Ceremony” This ceremony last about 4 hours.

   Many different aspects are with the Chanoyu ceremony with Japanese culture:    bamboo carving; lacquer; ceramics; architecture; gardening; calligraphy; cloth design; metalwork and flower arranging.  The tea ceremony is to teach you about yourself and to relate to others with the “general principles of “wa-kei-sei-jaku” or respect, harmony, tranquility and purity”. (“The Book of Tea” by “Okakura Kakuzo”)

Reference: “The Little Black Book of Tea”  by Mike Heneberry

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