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CONTENTS

1 Koma

2 Event Calendar
3 Sake (Japanese Rice Wine)
4 Japanese Cooking
5 Cha- no- yu
6 expecting a baby
7 O-hanami
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Cha- no- yu

 
 

Deep connection exists between the Japanese and tea. This time we would like to introduce Cha- no- yu, one of the artistic representations of Japanese culture.

Cha-no-yu, also is called Sado (Chado), is the traditional way of preparing and drinking tea.

In Cha- no-yu, special powdered tea ( Matcha), different from ordinary Japanese green tea, is used.

The powdered tea ( Matcha) is put into a tea bowl, and hot water is poured on it, then mixed and whipped with Chasen (Tea whisk made of bamboo), finally guests drink it.

When tea came to Japan from China in 7th – 9th century, and at that time tea was used for medical application. In 16th century Sen-no-Rikyu, who is called as the tea master, developed original Japanese way of serving tea, which is the origin of Cha- no- yu.

In Zen Buddhism they have a concept of “Ichigo-Ichie”, which means every single encounter is very important because you may never meet her/him again. To express thanks for such an important encounter, the host arranges garden, tea room, utensils, and meal for guests.

Therefore Cha-no-yu is not only just drinking tea but also a cultural expression of hospitality for guests.

Cha- no- yu is held in special tea rooms. There are wonderful tea rooms in Funabashi city as listed below.

On the 2nd Friday of every month, you can visit the tea room, where you can drink free Matcha with Wagashi (Japanese sweets) and see around the tea room. You should try once.

Information:

The 2nd Friday of every month   10am- 3 pm

Admission free

Location:

Saka-do Center, Funabashi Square Building 5th floor. 2-1-1, Hon-cho Funabashi

Phone; 047-420-2111

Direction:

7min.walk to south from JR Funabashi sta.

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