I met Sachiko-san, a resident of Canada who has been practicing the Urasenke style of tea ceremony since her teenage years, through the audio app Clubhouse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have loosely stayed in touch, and she has participated in online kimono tea parties.
After attending an online kimono tea party in April, she promptly applied for the instructor qualification course for the Table Style Tea Ceremony Tsubaki on the same day. Her decision-making skills were impressive! She completed the curriculum for Table Style Tea in three days, including seven lectures and 15 and a half hours of practice with me through Zoom.
Four days later, there was an event at a tea house the following Saturday, and she attended it.
This course is ideal for beginners or those who need to perform tea ceremonies at short notice. While learning the tea ceremony is a lifelong pursuit, having clear goals in sight enables even beginners to do their best.
I gave a matcha lecture and tea ceremony on a table at the Internationale Sake-Messe “Salon du sake” in Paris.
Thank you for providing a prize for my matcha seminar quiz. It was great meeting with you, Matsuki san, and Yamaguchi san from “Hakushika” Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, (@hakushika_official ) near my hometown.