In the north of Uji city in Kyōto prefecture lies Ōbaku-san Manpuku-ji, a Chinese-style Zen temple, which also is the main temple of the Ōbaku school of Buddhism in Japan and has a deep connection to sencha-dō (煎茶道), the way of sencha or sencha tea ceremony.
There are several stories to tell about the origins of tea in Japan, where the tea plant derived from and when and how tea drinking and cultivation started. What role did tea play in society? Find out in this entry.
Lu Yu was a scholar and Chinese tea master who lived in the 8th century China. His book Chajing or The Classic of Tea inspired generations of tea masters.