Japan: Summer Tea & Crescent Blues

 

Summer 麻績村 Omi Mura, 長野県 Nagano, Japan. I was very fortunate to study tea ceremony with Shimizu sensei in Omi mura every thursday night through all four of Nagano prefecture’s seasons from 2009 to 2010. Each season changes the practice, aesthetics and design of the tea ceremony, tea room, hanging scrolls, flower arrangement, vessels used and tea snacks made.