2010年07月25日

The tea ceremony procedure mainly for serving weak green tea performed with tables and chairs instead of sitting on 'tatami' mats is called 'ryurei'.

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The authentic tea ceremony procedure completed in the 16th century is usually performed sitting upon 'tatami' mats. Nonetheless late in the 19th century when Japan's westernization started, the new etiquette of the tea ceremony carried out with tables and chairs names 'ryurei' was invented. Thanks to this new procedure, the tea ceremony turned to be able to be enjoyed by foreign people and young Japanese who are no good at sitting for long time on 'tatami' floor. Today, an open-air tea ceremony performed in a garden comes to employ this etiquette. In addition some of high ranking hotels in Tokyo show this kind of performance in the picture for inexpensive fee.

Licensed tour guide/travel assistant,
Masahisa Takaki

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