This month at Carpe Diem I’m exploring the “Motherland” of haiku, Japan.
Today we are taking a look at a Japanese Cultural
What is a Japanese Tea Ceremony?
In Japanese, it is called chanoyu or sado, chado while the manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called (o)temae.
I found this interesting below what Chèvrefeuille wrote on Blogger, the link is at the top of this post.
The tea is drunk from one bowl that we share with each other.
I take three sips, make the edge clean and turn the tea bowl three strokes while I have it on my palm.
Then I give the tea bowl to the young woman.
She takes the tea bowl with a bow and takes three sips.
She also makes the edge clean and turns the bowl three strokes before she gives it back to Rykyu.
Photo Credit Japanese Garden Teahouse
My Tanka – Japanese Tea Ceremony
the tea drinking ceremony
three sips from tea bowl
prefer my tea from a cup
that my lips only have been