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The Tea Ceremony

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
2482
Date Released
26 Dec 1976
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Hot Air Ballooning?
  2. 2Bloodstock Sales Centre
  3. 3Westmeath Hunt
  4. 4The Swiss Guards
  5. 5The Tea Ceremony

Story

Story No. within this Issue
5 / 5
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Tea Ceremony. DESCRIPTION: Closely linked to the Zen religion, the Tea Ceremony has been part of Japanese Culture for four hundred years. Before the Great Buddha at Kamakura a special tea ceremony takes place annually. SHOTLIST: GV Japanese garden. CU tea into cup. MCU woman pours water onto tea. MCU her face. MCU mixing tea with whisk. MCU woman’s face. MS tea passed to another woman, they bow. MCU woman drinking tea. MS another woman drinking team (2 shots). GV The Great Buddha at Kamakura. MCU Mr Kaisen Iguchi (tea master) putting tea into cup. MCU water heater. GV people watching. MS Iguchi ladling water onto tea. MS Buddha’s face. MS Iguchi stirring tea (2 shots). MS Iguchi making tea. MS people in religious costumes watching. MS Iguchi walks towards statue with tea. MS Buddha. MS Iguchi places tea in front of statue. GV Buddha.
Keywords
Commemorations; Buildings and structures; Food and cooking; Ceremonies; Religion and belief
Locations
Japan
Footage sources
Japan
Card file number
76/96
Credits:
Commentator
Leonard Martin
Length of story (in feet)
174
Story extras:

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