May 9, 2013
Unlike me, Philip has spent time in Japan going to University, he has friends in Japan and speaks Japanese, so his experience is quite different than mine. I had never been to Japan, I didn't know anyone, and I could only speak three phrases not in the tea dialog or greetings: hajime mashite, Marjorie desu, biru onegaishi masu, and oishi desu.
And I know you will enjoy his photos of the fabulous sweets they get to eat every day.. Check out his blog: Drinking Liminality: Tea across borders