Event Date: July 31, 2019
After the student’s classroom was cleaned and space was made, it suddenly became a tearoom! The children who came in through the door were surprised by the unusual setting and the smell of the incense. As they entered, they took off their shoes properly and sat on the tatami mats for twenty minutes.
For this event, we had Japanese sweets named “Summer Memories.” These sweets were made with agar and contained the image of a leaf flowing downstream in the shining sun. The children enjoyed the beautiful, sweet treats and ate them with sparkling eyes. Afterward, each child made tea for themselves and drank it. I think the tea ceremony workshop will be remembered fondly for many years to come by the children who were able to attend at such a tender young age.