Traditional Culture

What is Japanese culture is Japanese way of life and sense of value learned by the climate or the food, clothing, and shelter related to the nature for Japanese. What is more that both tangible or intangible generic term of fruit made up of way of life, skills, learning, art, morality, religion, politics, etc. from Japanese society.

The intention and taste of the host: “Omotenashi” (Spirit of hospitality)

Tea-serving in winter
Tea-serving in summer

Flower: Reproduce the beauty of Japanese flower blooming in the field. It is different from “Ikebana” (Japanese Flower arrangement).

The Katsura basket which likened a basket to put the sweetfish which a fisherman caught in to a flower vase
Seasonal flowers arranged for a tea ceremony

Fragrance: Fragrant scent made from natural fragrant wood. We prepare it in charcoal.

Fragrant wood chips
A container to put incense in

Sound: “Shishiodoshi” (water-filled bamboo tube), “Matsukaze” (sound of simmering kettle) and so on.

Shishiodoshi (water-filled bamboo tube)
Matsukaze (sound of simmering kettle)

Taste of Matcha (green powdered tea): High quality green powdered tea, which was carefully selected by host. Two kinds of way to drink, “Koi-cha” (thick) and “Usu-cha” (thin).

Koi-cha (thick tea)
Usu-cha (thin tea)

Japanese confectionery: Traditional cake which was tied to a sense of the seasons.

Hikitigiri in imitation of a shellfish
Sakura Mochi (Cherry leaf flavor)

Tea ceremony dishes: A basic arrangement of a Japanese meal, consisting of one kind of soup and three side dishes based on the spirit of Zen Buddhism.

Tea ceremony dishes
Tea ceremony dishes

History: Traditional culture that has been inherited such as tea tools, the ceramic art and the manner in which it is performed.

Explanation of the tea tool
The tea-serving manners that are succeeded to.

Enjoy the four seasons: Japanese always cherish a feeling of the seasons.

Japanese garden in spring
Japanese garden in autumn

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