The eighth Senses from Japan is now over. During the four days, 138 people, to be exact, came to see our tea ceremony demonstrations and DIY Make Your Matcha time. For many of them it was the first time experiencing this form of Japanese tradition. I hope they enjoyed the moment.
This event wouldn’t have been possible without volunteers of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Seattle Association. Each one has her own story as to how she encountered the way of tea. Some may have started just a few years ago, while others have been practicing for so many years. But they all take lessons on a regular basis, and participate in various volunteer opportunities such as this event, at Seattle Japanese Garden, at Seattle Art Museum, etc.
They all share the joy of serving, creating harmonious moment, respecting each other and nature, being free of any worldly attachment, and feeling ultimate freedom, over a bowl of tea.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to each one of them for making this event successful ech time. Thank you, everyone…