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A traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony will delight visitors to the MOA Museum of Art in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, Aug. 22-23.

As the country in which coffee plants originated and were first cultivated, Ethiopia boasts a sophisticated culture of coffee ceremony. The ceremony is practiced by women — mostly housewives — to entertain guests and friends at home. It shares a sense of gratitude and hospitality akin to the Japanese tea ceremony, but the atmosphere is more casual.

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