Japanese Tea Culture

Educational Articles By Bunka Japan

Top 20 Types Of Japanese Tea: Genmaicha, Matcha, Sencha And Much More

by Bunka Japan August 21, 2021 6 min read

The Japanese have long been known for their appreciation of tea. This is not surprising, considering that Japan has the largest population of people who drink green tea in the world. There are many different types of Japanese green teas out there to choose from. In this blog post, we will go over 20 different types of Japanese teas so you can learn about them.
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How to hold a tea cup? The rules of behavior for Japanese tea cups

by Bunka Japan August 21, 2021 3 min read

Tea drinking is a Japanese tradition that has been around for many years. It has also provided Japanese people with a healthy and calming pastime. As such, it is important to know the customs of this Japanese institution in order to be polite and respectful when drinking tea, especially during Japanese tea ceremony. For example, there are specific rules on how to hold the cup, drink from it, pour out its contents or even which hand should be used for holding the cup!
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What Are Japanese Tea Cups Called?

by Bunka Japan May 30, 2021 5 min read

Yunomi is a kind of Japanese teacup that is taller than it is large, and it is made of clay or porcelain. In comparison to the Chawan tea bowl used for rituals, the turned foot is trimmed and it is made for everyday tea drinking.
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What Is The Japanese Tea Ceremony?

by Bunka Japan May 28, 2021 5 min read

The Japanese tea ceremony (茶道, sadō or chadō, lit. "the way of tea" or 茶の湯, chanoyu) is a centuries-old Japanese tradition. It's a traditional tearoom with a tatami floor where you can prepare and drink green tea in a ceremonial manner.
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Discover The Top 10 Most Inspiring Kintsugi Quotes Ever!

by Bunka Japan May 28, 2021 10 min read

Kintsugi is a Japanese technique for healing porcelain cracks with gold-powdered varnish or resin. As a result, breakages and replacements are a part of an object's past and can be shown rather than covered. Scars enhance the object's beauty by manifesting its transformation. There objects are often called kintsugi pottery, kintsugi bowl, kintsugi artwork or kintsugi kit.
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What Is The Difference Between Japanese Kintsugi And Yunomi Cups?

by Bunka Japan May 21, 2021 6 min read

Japanese Kintsugi and Yunomi cups are two different types of tea bowls that come from Japan. The history is explained in the article, along with how to use each type properly. Which one do you like better?
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