Japanese tea ceremony

  • 2021.06.03

Manners of Japanese tea ceremony

Hello, this is Shinji from “Warashibe-choja.jp”. This time, I talked a little about it last time, so let’s talk about the basics of Japanese tea ceremony. I think there are some differences depending on the school, but I hope you will know how to enjoy the tea ceremony. Speaking of Japanese tea ceremony, I think that many people have the image of sitting upright in a tatami room. There is also a tea ceremony with chairs called Ryurei-shiki and an outdoor tea ceremony called Nodate. I think it will be interesting even if you experience it once. There are “Okoi-Cha” and “Ousu-Cha” in Japanese tea, but this time I will write about “Ousu-Cha”. 1, What you need at a Japanese tea ceremony Fukusa If you are practicing otemae (= how to make tea), you should have it. It is used to wipe and clean the tea utensils and to see the tea utensils. There are various colors, but the color may be decided depending on the school such as Omotesenke. Sensu ( = Folding fan ) It is used by placing it in front of your lap when bowing for greetings at the beginning and end of the lesson. A […]

  • 2020.10.04

Warashibe-Chojya OPEN!!

Nice to meet you, I’m Shinji aka Warashibe Chojya (Straw Millionaire). I am passionate about Japanese culture and traditions. I find great value in them and would like to pass these traditions to the world. I have worked feverishly for the last 20 years here in Japan to teach these traditions and customs. Through kimono sales, manufacturing/wholesale business, tailoring, dressing class management, tea ceremony classes, flower arrangement classes, and Japanese food/table manners classes. I have met and helped many people. With the Corona Virus outbreak the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been cancelled. And with that, a lot of tourism has decreased for Japan. So I’m looking for new avenues to help spread Japanese culture, traditions, and past times. I’m looking to collaborate with skilled craftsman from Swordsmithing to Kimono crafters, and any Japanese cultural/traditional experts and spread that throughout the world! I believe the entire world could benefit with a little more culture, am I right? Warashibe-Chojya (Straw Millionaire) It is a fairy tale as a story of repeatedly bartering straw, which is famous overseas, and finally exchanging horses for mansions and becoming a millionaire. In Japan, the original story is set in “Konjaku Monogatari Shu” (around 1120-1149), but the […]