tea ceremony

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.   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. It was perfected by Sen-no-Rikyuu…

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.…

Zen and Tea Ceremony in Engaku Temple, Kamakura

Engaku Temple (Engaku-ji) Engaku Temple is located in the town of Kamakura, in Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s accessible by the Enoshima Dentetsu line or the Japan Rail line from Fujisawa station. Kamakura hosts numerous temples, one of the most famous housing the Kamakura Buddha statue, one of the largest in Japan. Engaku temple is closest to…

Experience the one of a kind Japanese tea Ceremony

It is commonly called as the way of tea, a traditional and spiritual art of ceremony that engage preparation of green tea(matcha). To achieve a perfect tea ceremony the tea host spend decades mastering and practicing the art of doing a tea ceremony like measuring procedures for serving tea infront of a guests, proper prescribed…