Flowers for Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chabana). Camellia japonica and Prunus mume. The type of tea used in the well-known the Japanese way of tea Chado is generally matcha, or powdered green tea. For samurai warriors, for whom being prepared to die in battle at any time was part of their code, Chado was the highest form of hospitality. It was also considered a form of hospitality symbolizing the most powerful way to communicate with your guest.
The lantern hanging in this traditional Japanese tearoom may help us understand the difference between the lanterns that inspired Noguchi and those that he designed and introduced to the world as attainable art