Present Day Japanese Tea Ceremony Essay

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Present Day Japanese Tea Ceremony
In Japanese culture, there are many traditions that are passed down from generation to generation and done in the same way as their ancestors. One of these traditions is the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Japanese culture takes pride in traditions like this because it shows their culture and how customs were done in the past. But are these traditions necessary in today’s fast paced culture? In present day society, culture and tradition seem non-existent to the public, but to some people these traditions are very well alive. I do not think that old customs or traditions such as the Japanese Tea Ceremonies are necessary in today’s society but I do think that they are very present to the ones who practice them.
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But it takes years and years to master this art and perfect the tradition of the tea ceremony. In today’s society, tea drinking is nowhere near this precise and delicate but the Japanese have created a tradition that many still do practice. Present day society is fast paced, on the go type of lifestyle and not many people take time to perform old traditions unless they were grown into that culture. The Japanese Tea Ceremony is all about tranquility and harmony and today, many people do not take that into consideration. Generally speaking as well, most do not use their time perform tedious tasks in a tranquil way. Great example is college students. College students are probably the busiest group of people in the country due to school, clubs, extra circular activities and even work. College students also can take pride in certain traditions because of classes they may take that teaches them older customs, like I am today. Though students learn about old traditions they are not relevant to their lifestyles. College students do not take the time or even have to practice customs such as the Japanese Tea Ceremony. This goes for most families and middle class society. Traditions of the Japanese Tea Ceremony just do not exist or are even necessary to todays fast paced culture. Like me, and most of my classmates, we had no idea people take a hour or so to drink a

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