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Practicing Tea Ceremony Online

First Ikebana flower arrangement, and then tea ceremony… Now my two main practices are both conducted online.

I use my old iPhone as an external webcam.  I connect the webcam to my computer so that I can see what the webcam is capturing on my computer screen.  Before the class starts, I double check the angle of the webcam and make sure there is no blind spot. 

There is no denying that this kind of online practice is far from perfect.  Unlike at my teacher’s studio, many of my tea utensils are not proper but merely substitutes.  I drink the bowl of tea I just made pretending I’m my own guest. How strange…

But one advantage of online classes is that I don’t have to spend time stuck in the car to and from the practice. 

Afterall, time left for me is finite…

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