Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Green tea wedding

A chakonshiki is a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony that incorporates elements of the tea ceremony.

If the happy couple is not already familiar with the tea ceremony, they must practice with a tea master for months ahead of the event.

Deciding on a chakonshiki is thus a serious commitment (as is marriage itself), but surely the results are worth it.

The four elements required for the tea ceremony — wakei seijaku [和敬清寂] (harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility) — are all in place.

—Mellow Monk


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