Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

After the guests has finish their sweets and tea, the host bids them a goodbye; ending the tea ceremony.

The host will do the steps during the ceremony, making sure the guests create an atmosphere filled with tranquility and calm. The guests will be given sweets and eat them as the host prepares the tea. After the tea is prepared, the host serves the guests and drinks them in peace.

The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a choreographic ritual where Japanese green tea called Matcha is prepared and served. It is called Chanoyu, Sado or Ocha in Japanese.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony is held in a traditional Japanese tatami room. It is a very elagant room with a scroll and flowers.

The origins of the Tea Ceremony was inspired by Zen Buddhism. It has 4 principals: Wa, Kei, Sei, and Jaku. They show harmony, respect, purity, and serenity.

Sen no Riyku was one of the historical figures that developed Japanese Tea Ceremony. He emphasized spirituality and simplicity in art by drinking green tea. Also, Sen no Rikyu created the steps of the tea ceremony, turning it into a ritual and passed down to his students.


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