The Way of Tea

Tea Gardens, Roji and other Tea Ceremony Things
A Tea Ceremony Terms Glossary

A Tea Ceremony Terms Glossary

This is a glossary of important words associated with the Japanese Formal Tea Ceremony and Tea Gardens.  For a list of Japanese gardening terms, see Japanese Gardening Terms. a - c         d -...

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Shoseian Tea House

Shoseian Tea House

A beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden with all of the classic features including a pond with Koi, a small waterfall, Japanese pine trees, lanterns, a bridge. a traditional tea house and local flora.

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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden  日加友好日本公園

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden 日加友好日本公園

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden offers you an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of nature in a serene setting. From the first spring blossom to the final autumn leaf, the Garden is an oasis of tranquility.

Step through the entrance gate, leave the bustle of everyday city life behind, and refresh your senses. A host or hostess in traditional Japanese clothing will greet you and highlight the Garden’s many features, or give you a guided tour.

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Birmingham Botanical Garden

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Officially opened by the Japanese Ambassador to the United States in 1967, this 7.5-acre site is actually an interwoven collection of gardens built in the Japanese style, replete with traditional architectural and garden elements.

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Chaji – Formal Tea Gathering

Chaji – Formal Tea Gathering

An account of a formal Japanese tea ceremony by Elliot Mitchnick, who holds the rank of Junkyoju (Associate Professorship) of Urasenke, the 400 year old tradition of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. (If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see most...

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Chaji – A Formal Tea Gathering (part 2)

Chaji – A Formal Tea Gathering (part 2)

An account of a formal Japanese tea ceremony by Elliot Mitchnick, who holds the rank of Junkyoju (Associate Professorship) of Urasenke, the 400 year old tradition of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. (If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see most...

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Chaji – A Formal Tea Gathering (part 3)

Chaji – A Formal Tea Gathering (part 3)

An account of a formal Japanese tea ceremony by Elliot Mitchnick, who holds the rank of Junkyoju (Associate Professorship) of Urasenke, the 400 year old tradition of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. (If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see most...

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Chaji – A Formal Tea Ceremony (part 4)

Chaji – A Formal Tea Ceremony (part 4)

An account of a formal Japanese tea ceremony by Elliot Mitchnick, who holds the rank of Junkyoju (Associate Professorship) of Urasenke, the 400 year old tradition of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. (If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see most...

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Chaji – A Formal Tea Ceremony (part 5)

Chaji – A Formal Tea Ceremony (part 5)

An account of a formal Japanese tea ceremony by Elliot Mitchnick, who holds the rank of Junkyoju (Associate Professorship) of Urasenke, the 400 year old tradition of Tea headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. (If you have Japanese enabled on your browser, you will see most...

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