Sado(Way of Tea)

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Dec 16, 2015 11:31 sentence
When I was a junior high school student, I learned Sado.
Sado means the Japanese tea ceremony, it also called way of tea.
That is very simple event, we just drink tea in together in a small room.
We sometimes drink tea outside too.
It seems just drinking tea event but it include traditional Japan's thinking.

We give attention courtesy and Ichigo Ichie(一期一会).
Ichigo Ichie means" we may met you only one time, so we value this time".
It don't apply only human, we address this thinking to nature too.
Therefore, we decorate a small room by things which have each sense of the season, like followers, pictures etc...
My teacher taught me "We don't only drink tea, we interplay each other through tea".
Its teaching always live my heart since then.