Ah became famous in Japan in the VIII century. The custom of drinking tea, like many others, came to Japan from China in the course of borrowing a rich continental culture of the neighboring state. However, as it often happened in Japan, foreign culture was not just perceived, but creatively reinterpreted. In Japan the process of making food and tea was elevated to an art form, were developed canonical rules of the tea act, a special tea room (cha-shitsu), knowledge and experience were passed from teacher to student in the process of understanding spiritual, philosophical, aesthetic and moral principles of the way of Tea.
Already in the XVI century European travelers returning from Japan, wrote about the “tea ceremonies” – “chanoyu”, in which they tried an unusual drink bright green color with a bitter taste of “matcha”. They said that besides the usual black and green tea in Japan is the so-called “ceremonial tea”, and the “tea ceremony” or the Way of Tea, as it is called by the Japanese themselves, is a sophisticated form of communication. Called the name of a famous tea master of that time – sen-no-Rikyu. This talented person made the most significant contribution to the development of the tea ceremony and distribution of spiritual ideals tea. The memory of him is alive in Japan to this day.
And although tea is not our national drink, its all love, but to use steel for so long that it has become a part of our culture. Suffice it to recall any classic work of literature is the mention of the tea party can be found almost everywhere. And since our country is extremely original, tea ceremony and table decor for tea . always distinguished we have a special originality and uniqueness of design. Let us remember again about our tea traditions, and also about the nuances of table setting for tea.
There are on the planet where tea is a special relationship – that the countries of Central Asia. We will not be divided into separate States each have their own characteristics the use of this drink. We’ll talk about the General features of the tea ceremony and the tea in this Oriental decor, however, so near to us in spirit, the area of the Eurasian continent.
Table decoration for tea. Russia
Probably, many, at the mention of tea party in Russia still remember the picture from reading books on literature: a few extra pounds the landowner is sitting at a richly laid table. near the samovar, and with obvious pleasure drinking tea from the saucer. Continue reading
Despite the fact that in the world there are very few unexplored places, and the modern mass media covers all or almost all of what is happening in the world, Korea still refers to the little-studied Russian for person countries. Although, I must admit that it’s starting to get the ball rolling in recent years. There are many interesting facts that you can find just arriving on the Korean Peninsula. We would like to share some of them.
Korea is not big country. If you travel on continental, you can travel from one end to the other in length only 6-7 hours by car. So here are a few airports and on airplanes almost no one flies. Despite the small territory, in Korea 3720 Islands. However, their number varies from flooding.
In Korea it is possible to allocate all four seasons of the year. Koreans are proud of the fact that the climate in their homeland is that you can highlight the clear distinctions of four seasons.
About a quarter of the population of Korea, more specifically 12 million people live in Seoul. Unprecedented levels of urbanization.
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