There are so many historical cultures in Japan. Sado is also one of them.
The Japanese tea ceremony, Sado is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea.
In Japanese, it is called chanoyu or sadō, chadō, while the manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called (o)temae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Tea gatherings are classified as an informal tea gathering chakai and a formal tea gathering chaji. A chakai is a relatively simple course of hospitality that includes confections, thin tea, and perhaps a light meal. A chaji is a much more formal gathering, usually including a full-course kaiseki meal followed by confections, thick tea, and thin tea. A chaji can last up to four hours officially.
You can actually get this Sado experience in Tokyo!
Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, a customary practice that dates back to the Azuchi-Momoyama period. This Sado tea ceremony is led by a gracious host in a lovely tea room, where you learn about the practice and get to sip from a delicious cup of matcha green tea.
Every two weeks of Thursday, the 6th floor of the “Suntory museum” has the place to do Sado. Only 1000yen for entry but also only for 50 people a day. There are 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 for opening this tea ceremony. Interesting? Please check it out!
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