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.
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When I first visited the Iruma City Museum (入間市博物館), I learned about different local tea cultures around Japan. In this blog entry, I want to talk about one of them: bukubuku-cha, which is a local way of enjoying tea in Okinawa.
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.
In the Japanese way of tea, there are two types of tea gatherings which mainly differ in the level of formality, the types of tea prepared, the number of participants and the duration. Read more in this blog post.
The first tea gathering in a new year is a big event in the world of cha no yu. I will talk about the characteristics and my experience of hatsugama in this blog post.
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.
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