The tea-room is not only different from any production ofWestern architecture, but also contrasts strongly with theclassical architecture of Japan itself.
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The ideals of Teaism have since the sixteenth century influenced ourarchitecture to such degree that the ordinary Japanese interior ofthe present day, on account of the extreme simplicity and chasteness of its scheme of decoration, appears to foreigners almost barren.
Japanese Tea Ceremony, also called Chado, Sado, and Chanoyu
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As Japanese tea macha comes in a powder form it is necessary to whisk the powdered tea in a manner which allows the tea powder to dissolve in the tea bowl.
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Chado, the "Way of Tea," is basically concerned with activities that are a part of everyday life, yet to master these requires great cultivation. In this sense, this tradition is well described as the Art of Living. Having been nurtured on Japanese soil, it represents the quintessence of Japanese aesthetics and culture; but, over and beyond this, people far and wide have discovered that life is beautified by this Way — by the spirit that guides its practice, as well as by the objects which express that spirit and are an integral part of its practice.
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Chado, also known as chanoyu and commonly referred to as the Japanese Tea Ceremony in English, is a spiritual and aesthetic discipline for refinement of the self — known in Japanese as a "do," a 'way'. The word 'chado' means "the way of tea."
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The average Westerner, in his sleek complacency,will see in the tea ceremony but another instance of the thousand and one oddities which constitute the quaintness and childishness of the East to him.
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On June 29, 2017, Iemoto SEN Soshitsu XVI was at the Kyoto State Guest House to host a welcoming tea gathering for Prime Minister Bohuslav SOBOTKA of the Czech Republic. This was Prime Minister Sobotka's first visit to Japan and first time to experience Japan's chadō culture.
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Besides the physical aspects of the tea ceremony, we discuss the philosophical meaning behind all the steps and procedures taken during the tea ceremony.