Japanese tea ceremony, also known as the Way of Tea, is a choreographed ritual for serving Japanese powdered green tea known as matcha. The process is
not just about making tea but preparing a bowl of tea from one's heart. The ceremony is about aesthetics as the host considers each guest in
their hand gestures and movements as is the placement of tea utensils. Each tea gathering is a unique experience, so a particular combination of utensils
and guests will never be repeated.
The first documented evidence of tea in Japan is from the 9th century when it was brought by the Buddhist monk Eichu on his return from China. Matcha powdered green tea didn't reach in Japan until the 12th century before tea ceremony became commonplace amongst the upper classes from the 14th century.
At Kazari + Ziguzagu, we stock an ever changing range of tea ceremony objects including, mizusashi (water pot), kogo (incense
container), natsume (tea container), Chawan (tea bowl), kama (water pot for boiling) and hibachi (charcoal brazier)
Box of sandalwood incense direct from Toji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
The scent is elegant, smooth and slightly sweet, made from sandalwood. The original recipe dates back to the Hei-An period (794-1185).
100 sticks of incense in box
Dimensions (box): L15 x W6 x H2cm