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The Way of Tea in Kanazawa

The Tokyo Olympics will begin in 11 days.  Sadly, not only foreign visitors but also Japanese spectators are excluded from the stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I feel sorry for all the people in Japan, including local business and volunteers, who were so much looking forward to this event.    No spectators, no tourists to …

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What is Bonsai

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, there will be bonsai demonstrations at one of the mini stages on the show floor at Japan Fair.  Since I often write about tea ceremony and ikebana in this blog, let me mention about bonsai today, for a change. What does bonsai “盆栽” really mean? Bon (盆) …

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