In the 16th century, Japanese high-ranking samurai were very enthusiastic about the tea ceremony, practicing it and collecting their own beautiful tea pots, tea bowls, lacquer and bamboo ware, calligraphy and poetry etc. As it was a time of war in Japan, they wanted to forget the traumatic memories of the battle field, and comfort themselves in their sadness. The practice of the tea ceremony proved to be a great way to achieve that.

Recently, Disney Plus released a new Japanese historical drama called ‘Shogun’. I have been heavily involved in the promotion of that production in London, and I have been watching some of the episodes. It has been beautifully filmed and there are some great tea ceremony scenes. If you like kimonos, there are excellent costumes to enjoy as well. 

You can watch the episode from here

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