I want to acknowledge and thank Janelle for her donation to Issoan Tea School. A box arrived the other day that contained 3 kimono (summer, hitoe and awase), 4 obi (3 summer and one fukuro), 3 juban, 2 hada juban sets, 4 obi jime and obi age sets, plus himo, obi ita, obi makura and 8 pair of tabi. It is a complete kimono wardrobe for tea for the entire year. Thank you so much Janelle. It will be put to good use by the students and we will think of you everytime we see them worn.
In other news, Issoan Tea Room is closed for the month of October for renovations. When they are complete, I'll post some photos.