• by vinux

In recent years, Japanese tea sets have been increasingly admired by domestic collectors and their value has been increasing day by day. Many people do not understand why this situation has arisen. Let us get close to Japanese tea sets today and see what characteristics they have. What are the differences between them and Korean tea sets?

What are the characteristics of Japanese tea sets?

The term “Japanese tea utensils” originated in the late Muromachi period and accompanied the term “tea ceremony”. Japanese tea ceremony believes that drinking tea is a simple thing, and its tea utensils are like friendship and life. There is no gorgeous appearance, but there is exquisite low-key careful craftsmanship. These include: kettle, stove, water pointer, construction water, cover set, bamboo water, tea five virtues, teapot, canister, teacup holder, teacup entrance, teacup bowl, tea knife, incense burner forTea Rules, flower arrangement and so on. Every item is exquisitely beautiful and a great collection for admirers.

In the exquisite Japanese tea ware, gold, silver and iron teapots integrate functions, aesthetics and collection, which can be called heavy equipment in tea ceremony and collectibles.

What are the characteristics of Japanese and Korean teaware?

There is a remarkable similarity between Japanese and Korean teaware and Chinese, as they all derive from Chinese culture in terms of drinking tea, growing tea and the teaculture. Subsequently, they combine their own cultures to enrich their development. Currently speaking, Japan has both the Song dynasty’s mocha drinking method and the Qing dynasty’s infusion technique of tea making. Due to different ways of drinking tea, there are also different types of teaware. In Korea nowadays, there is only one infusion method of teaking without mocha method, which makes the teaware simpler.