Chanoyu

The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado or simply Ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. The preparation of tea in this ceremony requires elegant movements and is done on a down-tempo. The whole ceremony doesn’t bokeh on drinking tea itself but is about aesthetics.The host of the ceremony considers everybody with sophisticated gestures. The tea ceremonies and rituals contain “an adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday life”, as well as refinement, an inner spiritual content, humility, restraint and simplicity.

Tea ceremony is a blend of two principles, sabi and wabi. “Wabi” represents the inner, or spiritual, experiences of human lives. Its original meaning indicated quiet refinement, or subdued taste “characterized by humility, restraint, simplicity, naturalism, profundity, imperfection, and asymmetry” and “emphasizes simple, unadorned objects.The aesthetic is to give adoration to imperfect, simple things and have deep appreciation for it.Japanese Tea Ceremony

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