Friday, July 31, 2015

Photos from Special Tea Ceremony

As a member of our local chado (tea ceremony) group, The Way of Tea in Tennessee, we usually do practice and demonstrations, with only one formal tea gathering in January. Another member built her own chashitsu (tea room) and held a smaller private gathering - a rare treat for us! The occasion was not only to celebrate the chashitsu but also to welcome a special guest - our sensei's mother. Please read my other post about the weekend we spent with her.

I was finally able to get some pictures from the event. There are only a few, but here is what I have to share.

As our normal practice space does not have a tea garden, we never get to practice this part. Here, sensei's mother is showing me how to use the tsukubai.

This is a snap of the inside of the chashitsu, set up for a summer-style ceremony.

This last picture is of most of the people in attendance. The member who owns the chashitsu and her husband, our sensei and his wife, and sensei's father are not pictured, as they were working in the mizuya. The woman in red on the far left is our sensei's mother.

It truly was a wonderful experience, and I am grateful for being able to take part in it!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so amazing and fun!! I would love to take part in a massively immersive tea ceremony like this.

    Thank you for sharing these pictures from the private tea ceremony.