Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tea of Harmony, Humility, Tranquilty and Oneness
The tea ceremony became increasingly codified over the following centuries and evolved from a Chinese to a Japanese style. In the 15th century, Zen monk Murata Shuko introduced the concept of wabi, which emphasizes simplicity, imperfection, asymmetry, humility and naturalness.
Another important tea ceremony concept that became popular around this time is ichi-go, ichi-e (one time, one meeting), based on the idea that life is transient and each tea ceremony is a unique combination of people and experiences that will never be repeated.