茶道SadouAuthentic Tea Ceremony
Authentic Tea Ceremony
Souko TANAKA : Japanese Tea master
Meaning: Harmony, Reverence, Purity and Tranquillity.
By seeing the Kakemono(hanging scroll) in the tokonoma(alcove) and the flower in the vase, one’s sight is cleaned; by smelling the burning incense one’s sense of odour is cleaned; by listening to the boiling of water in the iron kettle and to the dripping of water from the bamboo pipe, one’s ears are cleaned: by tasting tea one’s mouth is cleaned; And by handling the tea utensils one’s sense of touch is cleaned.