Sadou 茶道 (Tea ceremony)
“Sadou” is one of the historical culture in Japan.
It became popular during Kamakura period.
Today we’ll introduce you Japanese tea ceremony “sadou”.
Tea ceremony called “cha-no-yu” or “sadou” in Japanese.
The tea ceremony was introduced from China, and it has been developed originally in Japan.
That is the comprehensive art including, art of spiritual exchange between the host and guests, tea utensils, gardening, flour arrangement, calligraphy and spiritual discipline.
Tea ceremony is one of the important Japanese criterion for beauty.
Tea ceremony was introduce to Japan from China in 16th century.
And the man named “Senno-rikyu” make it big.
Tea ceremony has three basic spirits.
One is the belief that each meaning should be cherished as a unique experience in life.
Second, splits of elegant rusticity symbolized by small tearoom.
Third, spirits of humbleness symbolized by the main entrance used by the guests which is low height and no one can enter without bend their head.
Nowadays, there are many styles in tea ceremony, and the largest among the various styles of tea ceremony is the “Urasenke School”.
“Urarenke School” has been working on the spread of the tea ceremony across the border, and there are many foreign visitors who want to experience the tea ceremony.