tea ceremony

Top 30 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan’s Glamorous Capital!

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it’s no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even larger number of tourists is…

The 3 Essential Tools of a Japanese Tea Ceremony

Tea ceremony has its unique place in Japanese culture and history. Making tea (matcha) is considered an art and there are many schools that teach this together with hospitality and the norms of conducting a tea ceremony. There are many tools used in making tea. Let’s have a look at three of the most important…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in Asia, buildings and streets showcasing foreign influence…

3 Schools for Learning the Beautiful Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceremony is a distinctive cultural activity involving ceremony and green tea (matcha). It is also called the ‘Way of Tea’. There is a lot involved in a tea ceremony and is so much more than just sipping tea; it is aesthetic. It includes hospitality, confections, a light meal and gathering together (chakai). The…

Visit these 2 Traditional Geisha Districts of Kanazawa

During the Edo Period (17th till 19th century), Kanazawa was a very large city rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo. It was a center of business, trade and entertainment. There are many tourist attractions in the city, such as the Kenroku-en garden, Omicho market, Kanazawa castle and others. It is also famous for its old traditional style…

A Glimpse Of The Japanese Tea Ceremony

There are a lot of traditions that the Japanese have been practicing from ancient times up to the present. They make sure that all the traditions are well preserved and passed on to younger generations so that they respect their roots and practices that teach them good values and show how unique they are. One…

Camellia Tea Ceremony: an All-English Experience in Kyoto!

One of the charms of Japan, is the fact that many activities can be made into beautiful ceremonies. This includes making beautiful matcha tea. For many foreigners, it is very intriguing to be able to watch these ceremonies, but many are put off by the language barrier. But, fear not! If you are in Kyoto,…

Namagashi and Wagashi: Know Your Japanese Sweets

A general term for the traditional snacks used during the tea ceremony in Japan is Namagashi. This is a type of wagashi. Wagashi, as you may have known, is a popular traditional confectionery which is usually served with tea. flickrhivemind.net/ Namagashi are made with flour, eggs, beans and sugar. However, the difference is, Namagashi contains…

All About Tea Ceremony

History Tea Ceremony is one of the incontestable symbol Japanese history and culture. It isn’t just like sipping tea or coffee in our couch in a lazy afternoon to pass the hours. It is a ceremony that reflects the strength of the Japanese principle as harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. images.artelino.com/ It was perfected by…

6 must-do cultural activities in Kyoto

Kyoto, a city in Honshu island, is not only famous for its interesting places but also its cultural depth. You can find many temples and shrines in Kyoto, more o than in the other cities of Japan, many preserved Japanese buildings, and a lot of people who still wear Kimono compared to the other cities.…
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