Is tea ceremony really as minimalist as you think? What’s beneath the surface? And which lessons can we learn about minimalism? The tea ceremony offers profound lessons about not only minimalism, but also how to live more mindfully and how to show proper care for objects and implements. Learn more in this article.
Three tips on what you should not do in a tea chamber or in a traditional Japanese house where there is straw matted flooring. On these mats, there are some typical, modes of behavior that you should keep in mind just not to come over as impolite or disrespectful. And if you keep these three tips to hart, then you will be able to go into any tatami room without problem.
Tea ceremony is a beautiful practice that encapsulates most of Japan’s traditional arts. Although the learner in the beginning of his practice focusses mostly on the perfection of the execution of a service of tea, once somewhat accustomed to it the road opens to an exploration of peripheral elements such as choice of implements, flower arrangement and appreciation of calligraphic scrolls.