In the long history, the tea ceremony has not only drunk, but spreading unique values such as a way of thinking for people and a sense of beauty that finds beauty among plain sorts to the Japanese.
Even now, that value still remains in Japan.
For example, temples and shrines.
Although it is such a tea ceremony, in reality it is said that there are more than 500 schools across the country.
Schools has a various types.
Manners, tools used, different ways of thinking differ depending on the school.
The tea ceremony which many people see is Senke, Urasenke, Omotesenke and Mushaokouji Senke established by the grandchildren of Sen no Rikyu are mainstream.
For example, at shops there are plenty of Matcha bubbles often brewed, so it is the type of Urasenke.
The other two do not bubble too much. That has meaning.
Of course, the taste changes with and without bubbles.
When bubbles are present, it becomes a mild taste containing air. Since it expands the fragrance as a whole by whipping it, it smells good just by bringing your face close to a bowl.
There is a taste of Matcha more directly without bubbles. It is very simple.
In this way, not only drinking but also tea ceremony is different in manners and even tea depending on the way of thinking.
Therefore, the tea ceremony can be compared to life.
People also change the way who use actions and words depending on their way of thinking.
The tea ceremony is also said to be the path of tea, the way of life.
Therefore, it is considered to be learned.
That practice is regarded as tea gathering.
Actually, it is said that you can learn how to think about tea, to protect yourself as a customer, through such experiences as well.
There is a word “Wa Kei Sei Jaku” in the word expressing the way of mind when making a tea ceremony.
The meaning of “Wa Kei Sei Jaku” is,
· Harmony → Open each other’s mind and make friends
· Respect→Keep respecting each other in the sense of respect
· Purity → your surrounding and your spirit
· Tranquility→ maintain a spirit of quietness
We say what combines these meanings.
So, it is such a tea ceremony, but we will look at what it can be obtained specifically.