Japanology Plus - The Way of Tea : Wellspring of Omotenashi, Part 1

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Episode Number : 61
Season : 2
Originally Aired : Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Preparing tea and serving it is the essence of tea ceremony, but the simple act of whisking green tea powder to a froth in hot water is governed by countless rules and manners. In such elaborate tea ceremony etiquette, we can see the roots of Japan's devotion to omotenashi, mindful hospitality. Our expert guest is tea master Sochi Yamamoto, who has been a student of the renowned Urasenke school of tea for 23 years.