Have you ever tried Japanese tea ceremony?

 

Hello!

 

We now have a Tea ceremony club to learn about our culture through tea ceremony workshop, and just had it last weekend! 

 

 

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We were practicing a part of performance of how to fold a small silk cloth to wipe utensils. The instructor taught us very kindly and we could enjoy the class in a very warm atmosphere:)  This was the final day of 3-days program so we did both roles of a host& a guest, and learned how to perform each role.  The small goal of this program is to make a tea(maccha) to one’s guests or friends at home.

 

 

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This is “Wagashi”, a sweet, chosen by the instructor. She select it every time thinking of the season. For example, the top of this wagashi is a green maple reminding us the season of new green leaves. The instructor explained everything step by step that kind of story and how to do omotenashi.

 

 

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It is not easy to make it creamy as you see … 

It is pretty hard to remember all process of preparing and making a tea, but we had a really good time!!

 

 

 

This culture is good way to know and experience about “Omotenashi spirit” even for us, Japanese.

If you have a chance to visit Tokyo, feel free to come and join us!

 

Thank you for reading!

MIKOTO

 

 

 

 

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