How can you do a tea ceremony without a Japanese-style room?
Here are five points to help you do so.
1: Signs instead of Kakejiku
A kakejiku is essentially a sign that indicates the theme of the tea ceremony. So, anything with some kind of theme written on it is acceptable.
2: Preserved flowers instead of tea flowers
→Chabana are meant to be simple without interfering with the flavor of the matcha or other ingredients. Preserved flowers can be displayed nearby without worrying about the fragrance.
3：Sit on a chair instead of sitting on the floor
→In the tea ceremony, there is a formal tea ceremony using chairs and a table called ryurei. So you can do it even if you do not have a Japanese-style room.
4：Sweet food you like even if it is not Japanese sweets
→It is easy to think of matcha as Japanese sweets, but you can enjoy them if they have a sweet taste that will soften the bitterness. Of course, you can prepare any kind of sweets.
5：Dressed up instead of Kimono
→Don’t you have to wear a kimono or kimono for a tea ceremony or tea party? I think so. That is the essential meaning of the tea ceremony, when you get down to the essence of the tea ceremony, which is “dress with consideration for the other person and the occasion. So, it is possible to dress up in a temporary costume according to TPO.
If you capture the essence of the tea ceremony in this way, you can apply it.