Hotel Okura Macau
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Savor an Ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony in Macau
Asia is known for its highly detailed tea rituals, and the art of the Ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony finds a home in glitzy Macau at the Hotel Okura, which opened in June 2011. The digs are sleek and polished, with a crystal piano accessorizing the lobby. There's also a sake bar, and an igloo-like Yamazato where traditional Japanese tea ceremonies are performed. There's feng shui, latticed windows and tea service in every room. You can also get your Western and Asian culinary fix in lacquered Bento boxes. The authentic Japanese tea ceremony is hosted by Shirai Yayoi who performed the same to several Japanese emperors including the late Emperor Hirohito and his son, the current Emperor Akihito. Yayoi has been a master of “Otemae,” and has mastered this delicate, highly meditative and precise art for over 50 years.
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