2.茶道【SADOU】If you mastered ”The Way Of Tea”, you might get close to an”enlightenment”!?

A server is serving 和菓子【WAGASHI】Japanese traditional sweets to guests in 茶会【CYAKAI】Tea Ceremony.

抹茶【MATCHA】, green powdered tea is getting very popular all over the world as healthy drink. And used for many kinds of sweets like ice cream, cake, chocolate, so on.

When it is served at 茶会【CHA-KAI(Tea Ceremonies)】 in Japanese 茶道【SADOU】”The way of Tea”, just to drink this beverage become very artistic and philosophical act.

In a serenity of tea room, one bowl of MATCYA green powdered tea is prepared politely and carefully. The movements is called 点前【TEMAE】, which has not been changed almost for more than 400 years since tea master 千利休【SEN NO RIKYUU】had established it.


茶道【SADOU】is the most recommended first experiences because it contains a lot of Japanese culture elements like an exhibition!!

It usually contains below and you can experience all of them if you joined 茶会【CHA-KAI】or 茶事【CHA-JI】at once;

<1.抹茶【matcya】/2.和菓子【wagashi(Japanese sweets)】/3.着物【kimono】/4.陶器【touki(pottery)】(抹茶茶碗【matcha tea bowls】)/5.漆器【shikki・urushi /JAPAN lacquer ware)】/6.鋳物【imono(ironware)】(釜【kama(kettle)】)/6.竹細工【bamboo tools)】茶筅【chasen(bamboo whisk)・茶杓【chashaku(tea scoop)】/7.掛け軸【kakejiku(hanging scroll)】/8.香【kou(insence)】/9.花【hana(flowers)】/10.扇子【sensu(paper fan)】/11.懐石料理【kaiseki-ryouri(kaiseki cuisine)】12.和風建築【wafuu(Japanese style)-architecture)】/13.庭【(garden) 】/ 14.禅【ZEN Buddhism】/ 15.所作【Shosa(Bahavior)】/16. おもてなし【omotenashi(Welcome-maind)】 , so on.>

Have you ever ate MATCHA Ice Cream, MATCHA Chocolate
or MATCHA latte☕?

Then, how about a bowl of 抹茶【MATCYA(Green Powdered Tea)】in 抹茶茶碗【MATCHA-C(Z)HAWAN(Tea Bowl for Matcha)】?
If you felt it’s not just a beverage, but there would be a world which is something profound on the back of one tea bowl , that feeling might be true♪

In Japan, many things become 道【MICHI/DOU(WAY or ROAD)】which should be mastered . Like 書道【SHO-DOU】The Way of Calligraphy, 剣道【KENDOU】The Way of Sword, 合気道【AIKI-DOU】, 空手道【KARATE-DOU】, 香道【KOUDOU】The Way of Incense, 華道【KADOU】The way of flower …and 茶道【SADOU】,”The Way of Tea”.


CONTENTS:

▶1.ABOUT 抹茶【MATCHA】AS A DRINK: FEATURES AND NUTRITION

▶2.HISTORY OF SADOU: THE MOST FAMOUS TEA MASTER 千利休【SEN NO RIKYUU】AND WHAT’S 侘び寂び【WABI-SABI】?

▶3.INFRUENCES OF 禅【ZEN-BUDDISM】IN TEA CEREMONIES.ZEN words are on hanging scrolls and it is a theme of the tea ceremony.

▶How different お茶事【O-CHAJI】from お茶会【O-CHAKAI】? O-CHAJI is large symphony last about 4 hours while CHAKAI is only one part of it.

▶Recommended: 4.TEA CEREMONY FOR BEGINNERS. If only you know those simple rules, you can enjoy Tea ceremony with fun!!!

▶5.HOW TO MAKE MATCHA AT YOUR HOME?


▶1.ABOUT 抹茶【MATCHA】AS A DRINK: FEATURES AND NUTRITION

抹茶【MATCHA】or Green Powdered Tea is popular as healthy drink and used for various kind of sweets and arranged drinks all over the world recently. Amazingly, it has two components great for meditating!


▶2.HISTORY OF SADOU: THE MOST FAMOUS TEA MASTER 千利休【SEN NO RIKYUU】AND WHAT’S 侘び寂び【WABI-SABI】?

茶道【SADOU】was started as gamble among SAMURAI loads in 16C and established by the most famous tea master, 千利休【SEN NO RIKYUU】. He advocated 侘び寂び【WABI-SABI】: aesthetic sense which prefer rusty and simplicity instead of showy, betting foreign tea tools.


▶3.INFRUENCES OF 禅【ZEN-BUDDISM】IN TEA CEREMONIES.ZEN words are on hanging scrolls and it is a theme of the tea ceremony.

When tea came to Japan at first, it was drunk by monks of 禅【ZEN】Buddhism for their meditation.
Much of tea masters including 千利休【SEN NO RIKYUU】get their improvement to reached 悟り【SATORI(enlightenment)】 from 大徳寺【DAITOKU-JI】ZEN temple.
When we enter a tea room, 禅語【ZENGO(ZEN words)】are hanged on an alcove and it is the theme of that tea ceremony.

▶How different お茶事【O-CHAJI】from お茶会【O-CHAKAI】? O-CHAJI is large symphony last about 4 hours while CHAKAI is only one part of it.

There are 2 kind of tea ceremonies.


▶Recommended: 4.TEA CEREMONY FOR BEGINNERS. If only you know those simple rules, you can enjoy Tea ceremony as much as 30 times!

There are very interesting rules and a lot of fantastic secrets in tea garden and tea room. If you got some knowledges in advance in this article, it would make your experience of tea ceremony more special and meaningful!!

▶5.HOW TO MAKE MATCHA EASILY AT YOUR HOME?

If you wanted to make delicious 抹茶【MATCHA】at your home for your joy, health of body and spirit, please check this article.