Japan - a real paradise, Which has its own unique culture, with all the culinary delights and traditions, do not cease to admire this curious tourists who visited the magnificent vastness of this unique country. Tea Appeared in Japan in the 8th century.
It's a large extent the Japanese culture you Influenced # 171; Zen # 187; and # 171; # 187;. Buddhism These two religions have brought the residents of the rising sun, the feeling of # 171; # 187;. And beautiful it is this feeling of distinguished by any culinary dish or any ceremony.
The tea ceremony in Japan - the whole religion, full of grandeur and elegance. To be able to make tea, you need to have the baggage of different knowledge and skills. These ceremonies Japanese are very sensitive, paying great attention to every detail.
What is the tea ceremony in Japan
Japanese # 171; tyanoyu # 187; - tea ceremony - is a unique, original art. It plays a very important role in the spiritual life of the Japanese, for the past many centuries. It is very strictly painted ritual, it involves a few people (no more than five), Which among the main thing is - # 171; master of tea # 187;.
The tea ceremony is paid to every detail of great influence, Whether the choice of tea utensils, the mood of guests, the room or the sequence of the ceremony.
Requirements for the tea ceremony
The most important preliminary step - this agreement with invited guests, type of event, Which is organized in honor of the ceremony. If it is a formal event, for example, on the occasion of an important celebration, the presence of men have to wear a silk kimono robe in black with a specially inscribed sign, white belt and hakama. A woman invited to the ceremony, even if the ceremony is arranged on the occasion of the informal, must be strictly restrained appearance, the clothes should not be catchy and vibrant!
Stringent Requirements are also to be placed, Which extends tea ceremony. It must CONSIST of two areas: open and closed. Hut # 171; Sawan # 187; - this is the perfect room for the tea ceremony.
The main feature of this hut - no porch and no foundation, that is, such a cabin is not elevated above the ground! They are on one line. The room for the tea ceremony - a place for socializing, and the symbol of unity and harmony with nature.
Types of tea ceremonies
It perform the tea ceremony, often only need one desires, but there are some occasions ritual character. The tea ceremony has a long long history, and this time she managed it IDENTIFY six basic types of teas:
tea with sweets action
tea in the morning action
Tea action at dawn
Tea action for Those Who Come after # 171, the main tea # 187;
Tea action at night
Tea action at noon
The philosophy of the tea ceremony
Tea ceremony - this is the case, when the owners will be able to show action, not only all Their aesthetic taste and cultural level, but also feel the unity with other people and nature, and feel the beauty and harmony of life.
How is the Japanese tea ceremony
The tea ceremony is held for about 2 - 3 hours and Consists of three stages:
Proper tea ceremony is built on four Principles:
What is meant by These Principles
The veneration. Veneration (respect) is the older, and just reverence to the other participants the in the tea, Japanese instilled more with the mother's milk. After all, the residents of the East the highest level of respect for the families, older people and teachers.
Each participant of the ceremony must be handled with great attention to Their feelings, moods and feelings during the ceremony, but for all that you have to be polite, courteous, and considerate people. Harmony - is one of the most important tasks of all ritual. When a contestant gives up all extraneous Concerns, thoughts, and when you do not feel the difference between others, freed from the distractions of his mind - it is the whole principle of harmony. The desire to acquire harmony inherent in Japanese culture. This can be seen in the kitchen, behavior, clothing and art of the Japanese.
Rest. Guests came to the tea ceremony, and the man who built the ceremony should be at total peace and calm state of mind. The relationship between the Participants must wear a considerate, polite and friendly. Purity also requires the Participants of the ceremony. Necessary And it is not only a spiritual purity, but also physical.
All the Participants of the ceremony should be bright and pure thoughts, without any selfish intentions. I propose to see the video of the Japanese tea ceremony: