Sunday, November 23, 2008

day 326 - bamboo to a Tea

Tea Ceremony - also called The Way of Tea - has been an integral part of the Japanese way of life for centuries. The chasen (whisk), chashaku (tea powder scoop) and hishaku (hot water scoop) are all bamboo.

The chasen, ingeniously carved from a single piece of bamboo, is used to whisk the ground tea and water into a froth.

Chashaku. The tea scoop.

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