Chanoyu: The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan

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In Japan, sipping tea can be almost like a performing art; in addition to the closely choreographed tea ceremony itself, the entire culture surrounding it – including the various utensils used – are the result of centuries of refinement and unhurried evolution. Taking a look at this legacy from a '21st-century perspective', the National Museum's spring exhibit delves deep into the history of the tea ceremony, recounting its development from the Muromachi period (1336-1573) all the way up to the present. You'll be able to admire bowls, utensils, paintings and many other pieces previously owned by luminaries like the Ashikaga shoguns, legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu and his modern-era followers. Should be a can't-miss for anyone fascinated with verdant brews.

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Event website: http://chanoyu2017.jp
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