Today, I’m about introduce two of Japanese traditional arts, Kado(華道) and Sado(茶道).Besides these, there are many traditional arts named ~do(道) in Japanese culture and they are called “Gei do(芸道)”. For example, Judo(柔道), Kendo(剣道),and Aikido(合気道) etc... All of them includes common Chinese character “道”, it means “the way”.
I think the thought of “道” is very special to Japan. People learning those ways make effort for mastering them. But it is particular that they think they’ll never reach the goals. In other words, they take whole life to learn their own ways. Although I rarely meet people like this, I really respect them.
Kado is flower arranging, another name is Ikebana. It is art consisted of arranging flower and enjoying it. Comparing to foreign flower arranging, the point is they use not only beautiful flower but tree brunch and leaves in arranging.
Sado is tea celemony or the way of tea. It’s composed of beautiful teabowl, confectionary (Wagashi), and unique behavior. It is held in Japanese traditional room “Washitsu” and usually people who join it wear traditional clothes.
If you want, you can join learning Japanese tradition program and experience them :)