Tea embodies the beauty that makes up Japanese culture. To understand tea you must study poetry, art, literature, architecture, legacy and history. from The Wabi Sabi House by Robyn Griggs Lawrence - Japanese tea ceremony utensils
Pochi-bukuro ぽち袋 - There is a word "Kokorozuke" (gratuity) in Japan. It express your sense of gratitude. When you hand money over to someone you can show your heartfelt appreciation by using "Pochibukuro" (small paper envelop) in Japan.
These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a grandmother in Japan.