Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First Lessons of the Season

We got an unexpected warm spell (relatively speaking) for our first lessons in March, so we had lessons in the fifteen-mat room. It was a good thing that we did, because we had a full house – in addition to our regulars, we had an old friend returning for lessons after some time away for health reasons, and a new (to us) student continuing her tea studies after starting with a different teacher. In the morning, we had two people starting to learn tea for the first time, which is always exciting to watch. Definitely an auspicious start to the season!

Here’s a couple of photos to give you the feeling:

This is the steam coming off the kama (hot water kettle) as it boils water for tea…

And this is the garden in Shofuso as seen from the veranda…

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