Japanese tea ceremony or chanoyu, also known as the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural ritual involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha or powdered green tea.
Zen Buddhism was a formative influence in the development of the tea ceremony.
“Wabi” represents the inner spiritual experiences of human life.
characterized by humility, restraint, simplicity
“Sabi,” on the other hand, represents the outer material side of life
worn,” “weathered,” or “decayed.”
emphasizes the Shinto beliefs in simplicity, humility, consciousness of impermanence, and intense appreciation of the immediate experience,
placement of the Tea Houses in the natural environment and the common use of a meandering path through the land to reach it, also shows some Daoist appreciation of nature.
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