Demonstration of the Japanese tea ceremony, Shado art (“The path of tea”)

On September, 9 was held a demonstration of the Japanese tea ceremony of art of the Shado (“The path of tea”) in the Hall of Meetings of the Academic Council of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”

This ancient ceremony is one of the important components of the Japanese traditional culture. So, conducting it, the Master of the tea ceremony “Urasence” Sokayi Kimura spoke about its symbolic meaning and history. 12 representatives of the school of the city of Kyoto and their Ukrainian colleagues - members of the tea group “Tea Room” helped the master of the tea school “Urasence” (by the way, the history of this school dates back 500 years ago).

Not only students and employees of the KPI responded to the announcement of this event, but also anyone interested in or professionally studying the history of Japan, and wanting to see the ceremony, which became one of the business cards of the State of a Rising Sun.

The fact that this demonstration is indeed a historic event was proved by a welcoming speech which preceded the ceremony and which was announced by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumy, and in his opinion, this ceremony will give one more push to deepening the relationship between Japan and Ukraine. Vice-rector of the KPI responsible for the educational work, Petro Kyrychok, thanked the guests from Japan for the fact that for the demonstration of the ceremony, which is to the world, to some extent, the personification of the Japanese cultural tradition, they have selected Kiev Polytechnic and expressed the confidence that this event will become another step towards the expansion of friendly ties between Ukraine and Japan.

And, most importantly, the guests of the event got acquainted with the secrets of the tea show for two hours and enjoyed the refined taste of the true Japanese matcha tea ceremony.

Finally, Sokayi Kimura responded to the audience's questions and invited those who would like to see Japanese tea art instruments in close proximity.