A party to casually enjoy tea ceremony in Shinjuku on Saturday, July 13! Exchange between Japan and China! held!
THANKS TO YOU, THIS EVENT IS FULL! Thank you for the fun time!
The theme this time is Japan-China exchange!(Only Chinese and Japanese people participated.)
*Everyone can speak Japanese this time, so it’s almost in Japanese!
Japanese culture is very influenced by traditional Chinese culture.
So, “Why are you ”TATERU” of making a tea?” or “IPPAI,NIHAI”?and the etymology of Japanese from Chinese.
Of course, I also told you about the way of thinking of wabi-sabi and the way of thinking of Wakei Seijaku.
Next is the demotion of actually making tea.
I told them how to make tea as well as the manner and its meaning.
There is a Japanese way of thinking about manners!
For example, Japanese people “read the atmosphere,” right?
It is already incorporated into the manners in the world of Japanese tea ceremony.
I prepared 3 kinds of sweets this time!
* Summer special sweets that are handmade one by one by the craftsmen.
* Agar jelly fruit with juice that is a summer sweet
*Castella manju from Aomori Prefecture
I ordered Matcha from Uji, Kyoto.
“It doesn’t have much bitterness and the sweetness goes well with it so it’s easy to drink!” was popular! I am happy！
First, I explained the concept of this tea ceremony experience, why I chose sweets, and tips for making tea well!
This time, we talked about the relationship between Japan and China because both Japanese and Chinese participated.
Some people who participated in the event said so happily!
*Thanks to you, I was able to learn how to make Matcha, and the sweets were delicious, so I’m glad I participated. (China in their twenties)
*I like tea, so I want to try Japanese tea ceremony. It was interesting because there was a way of thinking that China does not have. (China in 30s)
*I have participated before. The sweets and concept were different from before, so I thought it was fun to participate. (30s)
*I was practicing flower arrangement when I was a student, and I wanted to try more Japanese culture. It was fun to experience the tea ceremony this time. (20s)
*I’ve heard of Wabi-sabi, but I’m glad to hear the unique way of thinking that I can’t explain. In addition, I learned the spirit of tea such as Wakei Seijaku. (20s)
*I had an image that tea ceremony is difficult, but Mika’s “as simple as possible! I thought “Delicious and fun” would be good. (30s)
I’m really happy to hear that.
The participants helped me, and thank you for all the support!
*In Japanese tea ceremony, tea is called “Tateru” instead of “Tukuru:making”.
Well, it’s Japnese tea ceremony that you can enjoy in summer, but tea has a unique Japanese expression.
Drinking is usually referred to as “make” “pour”.
But in the case of tea, we say “Tateru”.
The word “Tateru” has the meaning of “make” in kanji.
The reason why “Tateru” is because it is in history.
Originally, tea came from China (or India) BC.
Making tea in Chinese is called “TENCHA”.
It is written in Chinese and it is an expression called tea to make foam.
We pronounce it “Tateru” in kanji.
So, even in Japanese, making tea is called “TENCHA” and tea is expressed as “Tateru”.
In addition, the series of actions to “Tateru” tea is called “Otemae” which is also connected to this “TENCHA”.
It’s a different country, but when I know this kind of thing, I feel close to it.
*A cup of tea is called “Ippuku” in Japanese, not “Ippai”.
And “Ippai” of tea is expressed as “Ippuku” in Japanese.
Drinks are usually counted as “a glass” but tea is called “Ippuku”.
This is influenced by the fact that tea was taken as a medicine in Japan in the past.
Even now, taking medicine is called “Puku[take]” in Japanese, and it has influenced me.
It is said that it was especially effective for hangovers.
Of course, it’s still effective.
The kanji’s reading of “Fuku” is literally “Puku”.
In My event, anyone can tell you the secret of making Matcha from the day easily and happily!
As “The familiar tea ceremony that is useful in modern daily life” Hospitality Japanese tea ceremony conveys the culture and history of Japanese tea ceremony and knowledge that is easy to incorporate into everyday life.
This makes Japanese tea ceremony more casual and enjoyable every day.
Enjoy and enrich your daily life through Japanese tea ceremony! I am telling you with that in mind.
I hope it will be fun and helpful.