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The Way of Tea

China chá dào
Japan cha dou
The Way of Tea Wall Scroll

茶道 means The Way of Tea (literally, "tea way") in Chinese and Japanese.

This may refer to a tea ceremony or a general lifestyle of tea preparing and drinking.

In Japanese, this can be pronounced sadō or chadō (seems that sadō refers more often to a tea ceremony, and chadō when it's the Way of Tea).

茶道 is also used in Buddhist context with the same meaning of the Way of Tea.

Wa Kei Sei Jaku

Japan wa kei sei jaku
Wa Kei Sei Jaku Wall Scroll

Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku are the principles of the way of tea or 茶道.

The meanings are:
Harmony 和 (wa).
Respect 敬 (kei).
Purity 清 (sei).
Tranquility 寂 (jaku).


These principles or tenets were created by tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591). More about these ideas: Chanoyu


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

茶道

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Mandarin chá dào / cha2 dao4
Taiwan ch`a tao / cha tao
Japanese chadou / chado ちゃどう
 sadou / sado さどう
Chinese Japanese tea ceremony; sado
Japanese tea ceremony; Way of Tea; (place-name) Chadou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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The Way of Tea

煎茶道

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Japanese senchadou / senchado せんちゃどう
Japanese sencha tea ceremony; Way of Sencha Tea; Chinese-influenced Japanese tea ceremony using leaf tea rather than powdered tea, assoc. with the Obaku school of zen

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Way of Tea 茶道cha dou / chadou / cha do / chadochá dào / cha2 dao4 / cha dao / chadao ch`a tao / chatao / cha tao
Wa Kei Sei Jaku 和敬清寂wa kei sei jaku
wakeiseijaku

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