09.P1.Chadofinal

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09.P1.Chadofinal

  1. 1. By: Matthew H. and Minjie Y.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Tea was introduced in Japan in the 7 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>It was culturally diffused from China and Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Tea’s ability to heal the body and spirit was known in 1100 C.E (Eisal’s book) </li></ul><ul><li>Rules for the tea ceremonies and tea utensils were introduced by Do-gen (Eisal’s famous student) through a trip to China </li></ul><ul><li>Do-gen’s rules for tea ceremonies were used in the Buddhist temple he opened </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A ceremony developed to cleanse the mind of worries and troubles </li></ul><ul><li>Cha-no-yu has basic principles of humanity; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harmony (WA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect (KEI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purity (SEI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tranquility (JYAKU) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These principles are also important in Shinto and Zen Buddhism </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In the 7 th Century: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tea leaves were pressed into a brick. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parts of the tea brick were shaved off to prepare the tea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The tea was mixed with various including ginger and salt then boiled in water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the 12 th Century: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tea leaves were dried then ground into powder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The powdered green tea was used mainly for ceremonial purposes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The guests first cleanse themselves with water </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the tea room at the signal of wooden clappers </li></ul><ul><li>Tea is prepared in the presence of the guests </li></ul><ul><li>When the tea is ready, it is passed around for the guests to take small sips until the pot is empty </li></ul><ul><li>Sweet snacks are served along with the tea (e.g red bean cakes) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Chado is “the way of tea” </li></ul><ul><li>Cha-no-yu is a form of practicing Chado </li></ul><ul><li>Cha-no-yu is a very complicated ritual with many steps </li></ul><ul><li>Cha-no-yu is known to help cleanse the mind of worries </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing Chado has become a way for many Japanese to learn more about their culture and enrich their knowledge on their ancestors and their past </li></ul>

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