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.
School is 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 “Hideaki Kiyomono” in the word expressing the way of mind when making a tea ceremony.
The meaning of Kazutaka is,
· Harmony → Open each other’s mind and make friends
· Keep respecting each other in the sense of respect – respect
· Clean → mind and body are both pure
· Lonely → a heart that does not move at any time
We say what combines these meanings.
So, it is such a tea ceremony, but I will look at what it can be obtained specifically.
I divided the tea ceremony into three elements this time.
1: Hospitality to others, omoiyyari
→ How to practice tea ceremony (The concrete procedure of how to practice is structured to show a rational and beautiful mind to care for others.)
→ Tea room in the tea ceremony (make it beautiful so that it is cozy, entertain the entertainer according to the season)
2: My heart will be enriching so that my days become fun
→ Tea ceremony in the tea ceremony (Every time I decide the theme according to the season and the event, I decide what kind of people I would like to call.
→ The tools of the tea ceremony (The tools change according to the season and the theme of the tea ceremony, it seems as if you enjoy fashion.)
3: Learn from the teachings of the predecessor, walk a better life
→ Zen’s way of thinking (Originally, it is linked with the fact that tea has been brought from monks, and can be caught as training.
→ History of the tea ceremony (By knowing how the tea ceremony was established, why the current tea ceremony is there and having the unique sensibility of the Japanese people, I can understand Japan deeper, so that various things You can also be interested in exploring and acquiring knowledge to enrich your world.)