The year 2010 I did a tea ceremony demonstration. After that, people have asked for a replay.
Tea ceremony is a symbol of peace. During the war period in historical japan, samurai carried their swords with them at all times - even in to the bedroom. However, when they visited a teahouse they had to leave their swords outside.
In other words, tea ceremony is not only the culture for aesthetic, harmony with nature, hospitality in manners and calm atmosphere.
My performance in 2010 was a traditional old - style tea ceremony. Today, however we have the opportunity to do this in a traditional style but with modern touches.
For example, in 1868 the Meiji era began and national isolation ended after nearly 300 years. That meant people had to adapt to using chairs rather than sitting on tatami floors. The new way of sitting, it affected on tea ceremony too.
I am sure you will enjoy it. You can also have a cup of tea if you like.
Thank you, and once again: PLEASE BE AWARE that we live in a DANGEROUS WORLD.
It is up to each of us to change it.