Tra­di­tional Tea Cer­e­mony

Travel Bulletin - - JAPAN -

Tea cer­e­mony or Chanoyu in Ja­pan is a beau­ti­fully chore­ographed art. The an­cient rit­ual is cen­tred around the act of serv­ing matcha, a finely pow­dered, tra­di­tional green tea. Each ac­tion of pre­par­ing the tea is de­lib­er­ate and fo­cused with aes­thet­ics and con­sid­er­a­tion for guests vi­tal aspects of the cer­e­mony. It of­ten takes place in a beau­ti­ful, in­ti­mate set­tings such as a tea room or gar­den us­ing pre­cious ce­ram­ics. Ky­oto, the for­mer Ja­panese cap­i­tal city which is known for tra­di­tion is one of the best spots to ex­pe­ri­ence Chanoyu. Try En, a small Ja­panese-style tea­house in the Gion area of Ky­oto.

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