It was 2015 Autumn in Xiamen, mainland China. She was walking down the street normally. I watched her for a while, stopping my steps on the road. She was really wonderful just like an 'Oriental beauty'. At first, I was not able to understand why she looked so beautiful.
Yes. She was dressed in Zen Tea Clothing - I came to know this name later. Something old, but at the same time, something new. It looks like traditional Chinese dress Cheongsam. However, it is not a general Cheongsam. Her dress was not only simple, but also very graceful.
I was so impressed with her dress. I searched for the similar clothing, then I found there has been a new fashion mode called 新中式(Xin Zhong Shi / New Chinese Style). They return to the Eastern tradition based on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Also they are modified elegantly to our modern lifestyle.
Her dress style is also called 禅意茶服(Chan Yi Cha Fu) in Chinese. 禅(Chan) is a Chinese character, but it is pronounced 'ZEN' in Japanese. ZEN is well known all over the world. I think ZEN is one of the best Asian culture.
I believe it has a universal value. So I decided to start my little shop: ZENVAVA - Zen Fashion!
By the way, my name is Yunqing Li. I'm from Fujian province, China.
I have started my little tea shop 中国茶の清香花楼 in Japan since 2006. Selling Chinese tea is very fun for me staying overseas. But I have been bearing one thought about there should be one more thing, like not just selling tea leaves, but also to supply the whole tea culture.
Zenvava store concept just suites this my thought. Now I'd like to share this new tea culture with you, selling Zen clothing, mala beads, tea pots, Zen Decor and other Zen Fashion stuff.
I'm cooperating with my families, my friends, and my partner companies, the trusted makers. And there is very good courier services in China. Also, I'll do my best to support you so that your items arrive to you precisely and exactly. I hope you will be a happy customer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me.