Traditional Tea Ceremony
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.