Japanese Tea Ceremony
Written by Oksana   
Wednesday, 10 November 2010

"The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony."

~ Wikipedia

 

Maiko girl doing tea

The Ryurei style tea ceremony by Maiko Katsuru. Photo by Onihide

 

 

 

 

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Katsue, a high ranking maiko of Kamishichiken, one of Kyoto's five hanamachi (flower towns:geisha entertainment districts). Photo by Melissa Rose Chasse

 

 

 

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Naokazu is a young maiko in her second year of training in the Kamishichiken district. Katsuryu, behind her, debuted only last month. Photo by Melissa Rose Chasse

 

 

 

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Geiko Mamechika prepares tea before Miyako Odori, the annual spring dance of the Gion Kobu district. Her younger sister, Mamechiho (the most popular maiko in Gion), waits patiently until it is ready to serve to the guests. Photo by Melissa Rose Chasse

 

 

 

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Photo by ajpscs

 

 

 

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The Plum Blossom Festival. Photo by Melissa Rose Chasse

 

 

 

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Preparing Green Tea by Vincent Yeow

 

 

 

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Photo by ajpscs

 

 

 

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Japanese Tea Ceremony by Morten Rand-Hendriksen

 

 

 

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A Private Tea Ceremony by Marser


Geisha and Maiko Girls of Japan by Frantisek Staud


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