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4 Basic Principles of Japanese Tea Ceremony That Will Bring You Ultimate Freedom

First principle: Harmony

There are four principles that each tea practitioner has to have in mind whenever we practice the Japanese tea ceremony.


“Wa” means harmony. Over a bowl of tea, the host and the guests collaborate to create a harmonious…



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Akemi Sagawa

Formerly a tech entrepreneur, now a voluntary cultural ambassador of Japan. Founder of Five Senses Foundation (