Tea Ceremony

The Peacefulness of Tea

Sen Genshitsu

Today is a special day, even after 74 years. I usually don’t repost somebody else’s post.  Today is an exception.  As a student of the Way of Tea, I think it most appropriate to simply share the message of what Genshitsu Sen, the former Grandmaster of Urasenke has been spreading in the last 74 years, …

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Tea + Flowers + Lacqureware + Chocolates = ?

The answer is, Senses from Japan – Spring 2019! Partnering with Fran’s Chocolates Georgetown boutique, Heiando America and Donaldo Radovich, Senses from japan – Spring 2019 brings back this four-day showcase dedicated to sharing Japan’s rich traditions of exquisite craftsmanship and artistry. Come celebrate the spring season with an impressive floral installation of life-size cherry …

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Tea Ceremony on Thali

It was a nice surprise that I could introduce Deco Ben to my in-laws in India.  However, that was not the only Japanese culture I shared with them during my stay in Mumbai. I packed in my suit case a tea bowl, a chasen (tea whisk), a chashaku (tea scoop), a natsume (tea caddy), a …

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