Sado – Japanese tea ceremony
Sado is representative of all Japanese traditional cultures. It was established in the late 16th century and has been prosperous for about 450 years. At first, it was done by upper-class samurais and had been the men’s culture through the Edo period (1600-1868). Today both men and women enjoy it. Basically, the tea culture is simple, a host makes a bowl of tea, and guests enjoy it. But behind this simplicity, there are various elements and profound spirits.
In the afternoon of the conference period, a graceful tea-making performance is held, and matcha (powdered green tea) with a sweet is served. If you are interested in the manner of drinking and its spiritual meaning, tea masters will be willing to answer your questions. The matcha served is a product of WATHUKA, which is famous for good tea plantations in the southern part of Kyoto prefecture.