The famous line that we don’t really use: “It was a well-performed tea serving.”

In the Japanese tea ceremony, many people know the line, “It was a well-performed tea serving” when talking about the tea ceremony.

This is because it has been used in manga and magazines.

However, in actual tea ceremonies and tea ceremony practice, such a line is not often used.

In fact, it is not recommended to use that dialogue.




Meaning「It was a well-performed tea serving」

Next, let us consider what is meant by the phrase, “It was a well-performed tea serving.”

First of all, the phrase “It was a well-performed tea serving” can mean many things to the other person.

For example

As a compliment, it can be used to express admiration for something.
As a recipient of a compliment, it means to affirm that “that’s fine.
As a person who evaluates the other person, it means “It’s not a passing grade, but it’s worth a certain amount.
It can also mean “negative” as the one who receives it from the other party.

There is more than one meaning. Of course, the meaning of communication changes depending on the situation.

Of course, it is also said that using words that can be taken to mean various things, even if there is no malicious intent, can lead to misunderstanding.

In other words, depending on the position or situation in which you say, “It was a well-performed tea serving,” it may give a negative impression to the other party.

Conversely, a teacher in a higher position than oneself would not feel uncomfortable saying “It was a well-performed tea serving” to a student whom he or she is teaching.

However, if you are in a situation where there is no such thing as a superior or inferior position, it is recommended that you do not say, “It was a well-performed tea serving,” as it will often have a negative effect on the other party.

Words to say in place of “It was a well-performed tea serving.



So, if you want to tell someone that you appreciate them or that they are wonderful! What kind of words should you use when you want to say “thank you” or “wonderful” to someone?

It is actually very simple.

You can say, “Your tea is very delicious,” or “I enjoyed your tea.

Japanese language is ambiguous, with different messages depending on the meaning received by the receiver.

Japanese is a difficult language even for Japanese. This is because the value of “sensing” the feelings of others is deeply rooted in Japanese culture.

It is considered “good” to try to “understand” without daring to put it into words.

Furthermore, in order not to be rude to the other party, words are used in detail depending on the relationship and position.

For example, there are respectful, humble, and polite words.

Not only that, depending on the time and occasion, the meaning can be completely different.


That is why it is also important these days to choose words in a simple and easy-to-understand way so as not to mislead others.

The ambiguous language of Japanese culture has its own unique values, but these are also changing with the changing times.

 

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