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TEA CEREMONY

Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay has created what may be West Bengal's first house dedicated to Japan's storied tea ceremony.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 25, 2023
Matcha meets Darjeeling in Indian man's tea ceremony house
Named "Kokoro" after the Japanese word for heart, the house stands in a small town located around 150 kilometers from Kolkata.
As a young man, preserving the 400-year-old Ueda Soko Ryu tea ceremony school, which had survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, was always on Soko Ueda's mind.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Nov 11, 2023
‘Life is for being who I am — not who others expect me to be’
A soon-to-be 17th-generation tea ceremony grandmaster shares the journey he took in embracing his family heritage and preserving a Hiroshima tradition.
Whether you see it as ceremonious or a “way” of living in the moment, the tea ceremony offers a chance to relax and think about the moment you are in.
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Oct 13, 2023
The linguistic influence of tea in Japan is more than ceremonial
The way of tea is one of inner peace and enjoying the moment. And it's good for understanding idioms, too.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Sep 10, 2022
Is the age-old tea ceremony ready for a cardboard future?
Tradition in sadu014d (Japanese tea ceremony) is a fluid concept, but that doesn't necessarily mean an open-door policy for every innovation like the Chashitsu Zero.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Jul 11, 2021
‘Tea Life, Tea Mind’: Celebrating the simple act of serving tea
Green tea began in China as a medicinal brew, and grew in Japan into an aid to wakefulness and meditation for Zen monks. In time, the ceremony of its preparation became a mode of refinement for a social elite versed in introspection and aesthetics. In the modern age, however, few Japanese have the time...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Sep 6, 2020
A serene kid’s cultural experience in the heart of Kamakura
“Kids” and “tea ceremony” don't often go together, but Modern Ryokan Kishi-ke has a one-day program that will engage all of your little one's senses.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
May 2, 2020
'The Book of Tea' review: Tea ceremony and all its complex subtleties
A.L. Sadler examines in minute detail the origins of tea drinking and the rich and complex components of its ritualization.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2019
Parisian museum hosts Japanese tea ceremony and talk by grandson of former grand master
Visitors at a Parisian museum were treated to Japanese tea ceremonies and a talk on the history of the practice Sunday by members of the Urasenke school, one of the top three schools practicing the art in Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 10, 2018
'Every Day a Good Day': The wonder of tea with Kirin Kiki
I attended my first tea ceremony decades ago, as part of a company orientation. Kneeling on the floor, I sat in the formal seiza position, stumbled through the motions and sipped the thick green tea. Just as the pain in my legs was reaching a crescendo, I bowed to my host and hobbled out. I had next...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Sep 9, 2017
Michael Drzmisek Sozui: 'Come share a bowl of matcha'
A tea master explains the comforts of a three-tatami-room teahouse.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 20, 2016
Raku: A traditional contemporary art form
At the opening of "The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl: Transmitting a Secret Art Across Generations of the Raku Family" at The National Museum of Modern Art, in Kyoto, the current head of the Raku family, Kichizaemon XV (b. 1949), explained that the event would be "an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime exhibition...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 4, 2016
Kanjiro Kawai sculpted a new vision of pottery
Japan's history of ceramics stretches back for millenniums, with most spinners of clay remaining nameless. One star, however, did shape a new world of pottery: Kanjiro Kawai (1890-1966).
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE UNRELIABLE FOOD CRITIC
Feb 19, 2016
A new ceremony for tea in the rundown heart of Osaka
In Japan — especially in Japan — food and drink have always been about more than merely nutrition or a mere succession of tastes. They have also been a pretext for bringing people together in social rituals that don't have to be ancient, formal or solemn: rituals focused on food and drink can also...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Jan 9, 2016
Rediscovering Rikyu and the Beginnings of the Japanese Tea Ceremony
It is said that one of the best ways to become a person of culture is to study the Japanese tea ceremony, where nothing is permitted to be rushed and there are no short cuts to accomplishment.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 10, 2015
Soren Bisgaard: 'There is more to chadō than meets the eye'
Danish tea master on philosophy, tranquility and leaving everything behind
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Sep 22, 2015
Ban rings Japan peace bell to mark U.N.'s 70th anniversary, calls for conflicts to cease
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rang the Japanese peace bell Monday as a call to warring parties in global conflicts to lay down their arms to observe the international day of peace on the 70th anniversary of the organization's establishment.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 11, 2015
'Treasures of the Fujita Museum: The Japanese Conception of Beauty'
Aug. 5-Sept. 27
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JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Apr 18, 2015
Mastering the art of partaking in a tea ceremony
"Cold, withered, shrunken."
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Feb 12, 2014
Yokohama holds a giant tea party
Learn about Japan's most commonly drunk beverage; try out different varieties of tea leaves; and learn to blend your own flavors.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 27, 2013
'Raku Tea Bowls and Celebrating the New Year with Pine Trees in the Snow'
Raku (comfort, ease) bowls were considered some of the most valued tea-ceremony vessels throughout Japan during the 16th and 17th century. Originally created by 16-century tea master Sen Rikyu and tile master Chojiro, the bowls, usually made from red or black clay and hand molded, were passed down through...

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan