May 25, 2007

More Tea Ceremony

The tea gathering on Monday went very well, I think. I was preparing up until the last minute. Before the guests arrived, I sprinkled water on the driveway all the way to the street and sprinkled water on the plants leading up to the house to make it welcome and refreshing. Then I put the kettle on to heat water.

The gathering started at 2:00 pm. There were three guests and all arrived on time. I served hot water for refreshment and then they entered the tea room. After greetings, I served a light meal that included sake, of course. After the meal I served a homemade tea sweet and then the guests had a short break while I prepared the room for tea. We enjoyed thick tea where everyone shared a bowl and then thin tea made in individual bowls.

Because the guests were long time tea students who had studied with me for many years, it was a convivial group and everyone knew what to expect, and and what to do. We created our own experience and I hope my guests had a good time.

If you are in Portland, Oregon, I hope you can join me for a tea presentation at First Thursday.

Issoan Tea School and Dai Ichi Travel will be presenting tea ceremony at their Portland Office in the Pearl district during First Thursday’s Art Walk. Stop by for a Japanese sweet and bowl of tea.

Thursday, June 7th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Dai Ichi International Inc.
925 NW Lovejoy
Portland, OR 97209

Call Marjorie Yap 503-645-7058 for more information

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I enjoy reading your posts -- thanks for taking the time to write them! (BTW, I found out about your weblog from your posting on the wakeiseijaku list.)