What is Chazen Ichimi?
In form and function, a tea ceremony and Zen are different things.
However, they’re the same in essence. There is a theory that the two are the same
from the perspective of human character discipline.
Located in front of Kenchoji Temple, which is known as the
birthplace of Japan’s Zen Buddhism, our shop offers
the Matcha experience, which is the essence of the tea ceremony,
and the Zazen (Zen meditation), which is the foundation of Zen Buddhism.
It’s our pleasure to stir up the customers’ interest
in tea ceremony and Zazen through our services.
Kamakura’s Ingredients, Porcelain, and Books
Our shop’s concept is “A slice of Kamakura”.
The book of Zen master Shodo Yoshida, the 240th Chief Priest of
Gofukuzan Kenchou Temple, is available in our exhibit.
Our ingredients are mainly from Kamakura, a city with bountiful nature.
Our porcelainware is by Kifumi Kawamura, the current owner of Kichuyo Kiln
in Kita Kamakura, which was handed down by Rosanjin Kitaoji.
Our lacquerware is by the renowned Kamakura engraver, Kenyu Mitsuhashi.
Works of Buddhist image master craftsman, Kishou Okunishi, are also on display.
Also available in our gallery are works of Kamakura writers. Have a look!
We are glad to give you the Kamakura experience.