Respect the silence.
a butterfly lands
respecting the silence
— morning chanoyu
Respect the silence. Wa, Kei, Sei, Jyaku.
Wa Kei Sei Jaku (harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity) are the four principles of chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony These principles were left by tea master Sen no Rikyū (1522-1591). The principles a practitioner of tea wishes to integrate into their daily life, they are a reflection of the pure spirit and soul of Rikyū.