"The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony."
ichi-go ichi-e [from Zen Buddhism | Japanese 4-character idiom 一期一会] ~ lit. "one time, one meeting"; often translated as "for this time only", "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime", but a better translation may be “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.”
Japanese Buddhism---Buddhist Monk--Buddhism was introduced to Japan during the sixth century (550 to 600 AD) via China and Korea. The rulers of Japan at that time (Prince Shotoku and his father Emperor Yomei) were great supporters of the new religion in their land. They did experience extreme resistance from the followers of the native religion (Shintoism) but later reconciled.
mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.
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Kamakura, Japan. The glory days of Japan's first feudal capital (from 1185 to 1333) coincided with the spread of populist Buddhism in Japan. This legacy is reflected in the area's proliferation of stunning temples... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/south-of-tokyo/kamakura#ixzz3WoqsUMbq