A TEA HOUSE IN KYOTO

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Tea was re-introduced to Japan in the thirteenth century and around it a complex ceremony rapidly grew up. Here, at a tea house in a tea garden in Kyoto, the mistress of the garden prepares tea by adding boiling water to the tea with a bamboo ladle. Tea has deeply influenced every aspect of Japanese life, including the gardens, architecture, ceramics and etiquette of social life.


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