For tea ceremony you need to learn broad knowledge of Japanese culture, not only tea and sweets, but such as pottery, flower, food, architecture, calligraphy, fabrics, kimono, philosophy, and other. You need at least 10 years to learn the basic rules of the ceremony, but then the real freedom begins. You can enjoy and create your own “Omotenashi” style beyond the rules, that is your way ”道(dou)“. In this small space, there are a lot of cultural components, and this is the place where the culture exchange happens.
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