An authentic tea ceremony demonstration by Mrs Mari Isobe with her student, Mrs Hiroko Nakajima.
JSNW Chairman Yuko Howes gives an introduction
Mrs. Isobe tells us about the history of the tea ceremony
The four principles of tea ceremony: Peace, Respect, Purity, and Tranquility
This is the special charcoal used to boil the water
Chairman Yuko Howes presents gifts to Mrs. Isobe and Mrs. Nakashima
After the tea ceremony it's tea for everyone!
Rob made his own cup (the cup, not the tea!)