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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…

3 Beautiful Abstract Japanese Concepts

1. Wabisabi わびさび Wabasabi is a concept in Japanese art derived from Zen Buddhism, known as “the beauty of imperfection” in daily life. It is a worldview that preaches acceptance of temporality and uniqueness. The aesthetic values of imperfection, impermanence and incompleteness are what make something beautiful; nothing is flawless, nothing is whole, and nothing…