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The sound of the tea whisk ceases, and a bowl of tea is placed before you by the host. The steam softly rising from the bowl, the faint aroma of matcha powdered green tea wafting through your nose. In the serene moment before taking a sip, there is always a tea bowl between the host and the guest.Sen no Rikyu, who established the art of the tea ceremony, taught the principles of “Wa, Kei, Se...

This phrase “mono no aware” represents an aesthetic ideal proposed by Motoori Norinaga, a scholar of classical Japanese literature in the late Edo period (1603-1868), which is considered crucial for understanding the court literature of the Heian period (794-1185). “Mono no aware,” literally “the pathos of things” but also translated as “an empathy toward things,” encapsulates the profound emotion...


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