A different language is a different vision of life.”
Brush up on Japanese culture
To all my Camellia students and family, I invite all to come join me in the mystic, and exciting world of Japanese tea ceremony. Japanese tea ceremony is one of the many Japanese cultural practice. It has a history of over 500 years. The ceremony consists of a sequence of movements handling various tools such as the kettle for hot water, water basin for fresh water, hisyaku (a wooden ladleish thing) to carry the water. The whole purpose of the ceremony is to prepare the guest the best bowl of matcha, and share a memorable time together. For those who are unfamiliar of the tea matcha, it is a green powdered form of green tea. It has a bitter taste with a hint of sweetness. The matcha is whisked with a bamboo whisk, and drank in a rather big tea bowl.
Experience Japanese culture
For Camellia learners I gift a beginner`s matcha set to attempt at the matcha making process, and to become familiar with a Japanese cultural practice. They will be receiving a matcha set from Ms.Erika. I encourage them to practice making matcha and see if they like it or not. Following, there will be a ceremony once a year on the first day of class each year. This will be the first Monday of the year. All Camellia students, and family are invited. We will be able to meet fellow Camellia students/family, be able to experience Japanese culture, and practice our Japanese. Come join me in this exciting practice!
The ceremony will be conducted over zoom.