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Ichi-Go Ichi-E is the esteemed Japanese idiom that expresses the fleeting beauty of passing time. Unearth the Zen philosophy of Chadō with an audio-sensory tribute to the distinct components of the Japanese tea ritual in our film.
We encourage you to pause to take in these moments, and discover the ephemeral beauty of life through Japanese tea tradition, and the appreciation of the natural seasonality of life.
Chabana, Shodō, and Wagashi, three important elements of the Chadō ceremony, symbolize the fleeting beauty of passing time.
JAPANESE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
Chabana represents the desire to preserve life and beauty, through the art of Japanese floral arrangement.
It puts emphasis on areas of the plant often disregarded in Western culture, focusing on shape, line and form, to find beauty in all elements.
Kakemono are hanging scrolls traditionally hung in Japanese tea houses, that depict art or Shodō, Japanese calligraphy.
Often showcasing Zen words, Kakemono complement the tea ceremony in theme or season, and provide visual balance.
Wagashi are traditional, plant-based Japanese confections served in the beginning of the tea ceremony, often inspired by flowers.
As an intricate art made to be consumed, they celebrate the temporary through focusing on sensorial stimulation.
DISCOVER THE JAPANESE WAY OF TEA
THE WAY OF TEA
At TEALEAVES, we are guided by the four principles of the Japanese Tea Ceremony coded almost four hundred years ago:
Discover a traditional Chadō ceremony, conducted by the Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver.
DISCOVER THE RITUAL
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Power restrained. Single-minded focus. Dedication personified. Living the way of the warrior brings healing respect and guiding ethics into a world in much need.
AROMA: Grassy & nori-like
PALATE: Vegetal, smooth, umami
PURPOSE: Daily antioxidant ritual