Uzbek-Japanese tea ceremonies took place in Tashkent
07 april 2015, 12:38 1869 views


The event was organized by the Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan and ceramics studio of the Rakhimovs with the assistance of the National Exhibition Company "Uzexpocentre".

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Fumihiko Kato made a welcome speech at the event.

Japanese tea ceremony is a specific form of ritualized form of joint tea consumption, created in the Middle Ages in Japan and cultivated up to now. According to various sources, the beginning of the use of tea in Japan refers to the VII-VIII centuries AD. It is believed that it was brought by Buddhist monks, for whom tea was considered a special drink; it was drunk during meditation and brought to the Buddha. The tea ceremony became an integral part of Japanese culture and is closely linked with many other cultural phenomena, such as ikebana, calligraphy.

Participants of the event in addition to exploring the traditions of Uzbek and Japanese tea ceremony also attended the exhibition of Japanese culture and works of Akbar Rakhimov and Alisher Rakhimov, IA "Jahon" reports.