Traditions of the tea ceremony in Japan
In Japan, every moment of life is associated with a long tradition, which is revered by the nation. The meal in this country is equal to the whole ritual with its own customs and rules. It remains an important part of the tea ceremony, the beauty of which attracts people all over the world.
Tea for the Japanese, is an art that is honed over centuries and passed down from generation to generation. During the Cha-no-But (tea drink) is a real meditation, requiring appropriate behavior, environment, company and attire. In order to take in the process, you need to find it’s suitable place. Usually it is “Tania” – a tea garden. Paradise planted trees and beautiful plants that create a special peaceful atmosphere. Along the garden to the house “tasica the” drink of the drink, leads a stone path. Before you go to Tasucu, people should go to the “tsukubai” – the well or the vessel with water where you have to wash and wash your hands.
A house for the reception of tea also has the magic of ritual. On the coals Sakura is heated in a metal bowl of water. The number of coals is calculated in such a way as not to bring the water to a boil, but only to maintain the desired brewing temperature. Near the place heating is the utensils that before serving on the table is wiped with a special silk cloth. This towel even has its own meaning and symbolizes the cardinal directions (4 corners), the heavens and the earth (face and underside). Among the cups and dishes, put a ladle made of bamboo. Before put the cups to the guests, they are rinsed with water and wiped dry with a linen cloth.
The ceremony of tea
Ensconced in a certain order, guests can expect tea, which is prepared by the owner. At this point he is the lead and is called the master of tea. Facing the guests, he falls asleep in a tea Cup and pouring powder in them a certain amount of water. This proportion will depend on the taste of the drink. After connecting the liquid with the powder master takes the whisk and whisk the foam. This rule refers exclusively to the tea ceremony USU-Cha, when each guest has its own Cup. There is another custom Koi-Cha – to drink tea from a common vessel (so-called thick tea). The wizard brews the powder in a large bowl, which is served around the table. After each guest, the Cup is wiped with a cloth.
After completing the ritual, the host treats the guest with tea. It is important to submit the Cup so that the pattern on it looked at his guest. The culture of tea drinking obliges invited to take a Cup and turn it 180 O. spiva to drink, the figure was wrapped from here. To consider art painting on dishes is possible only after all the guests drink the drink. It is in moments of relax and achieve total harmony, you can get the most delicious rolls. especially if they are made in the sushi bar Bonobono.