Monday, March 26, 2012

Japan and the Green Tea Ceremony in history | Modern Tokyo Times

The Japanese green tea ceremony is internationally famous because of the many angles to this rich cultural tradition. In historical terms this ceremony dates back to the ninth century and once the spiritual angle became associated then new dimensions entered the equation. This applies to Zen Buddhism which fused new components. Therefore, matcha, powdered green tea, became ritualized and the spiritual angle, simplicity, contemplation, and other areas, created a new energy which connected within the inner-self.

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