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- n. The Japanese tea ceremony, an ancient ritual for the preparation, serving, and drinking of tea.
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- n. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony in which matcha is prepared and presented.
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- n. an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea
In Japanese, it is called chanoyu (茶の湯) or chadou (茶道).
Though Zen did certainly influence some key high-brow arts such as chanoyu and poetry.
Kagotani Machiko, “Josei to chanoyu,” in Kindai no chanoyu, ed.
Research the ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony (known as chanoyu or chado).
It was used for political negotitations between Daimyo and Daimyo-merchants sometimes used chanoyu as means to meet.
As for the Japanese rulers, chanoyu was a social tool.
The part of this adaption in which I have more interest, is the policy to bring the chanoyu into their own residences.
This introductory class is suitable for beginning students of chanoyu.
The get-togethers for chanoyu are called chakai (literally "tea meeting") or chaji
Wikipedia. org The Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu 茶の湯, lit. "tea hot-water"; also called chadō or sadō, 茶道, "the way of tea") is a multifaceted traditional activity based on Taoism (Daoism) and influenced by Zen Buddhism, in which powdered green tea, or matcha (抹茶), is ceremonially prepared and served to others.
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