Collection: Teaware & Chado

The Japanese tea ceremony, known as Chanoyu or Sado, dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries. Rooted in Zen Buddhism, it evolved from a practice among monks to aid meditation into a refined art form. Influenced by Chinese tea culture, Chanoyu developed its own unique Japanese aesthetic, emphasizing the principles of wabi-sabi, finding beauty in simplicity and imperfection. The 16th century saw the formation of distinct tea schools, such as Omotesenke, Urasenke, and Mushakojisenke, which refined and diversified the practice. Over the centuries, the tea ceremony has been patronized by samurai and nobility, becoming a hallmark of Japanese culture. Today, it endures as a profound expression of mindfulness, aesthetics, and tradition, both in Japan and around the world.