May 5 is traditionally “Boy’s Day”, but now “Children’s Day’
We prepare special sweets “kashiwamochi” and hang a scroll “Shoki”
On Jan. 14, we attended the Omotesenke Iemoto Hatsugama, at “Fushinan”,in Kyoto.
We were honored to enjoy thick tea (濃茶) prepared by Iemoto, following thin tea (薄茶）
Tenshin lunch was beautifu & tasty. Great Day.
Next day, we visited Zuihoin temple (瑞峰院), Daitokuji (大徳寺）
Izu trip was wonderful: Odawara castle, Atami MOA museum, hiking along shore with a touch of SPRING.
The light snow in Tokyo was the end of my trip.
January 3, 2015
We all gathered to celebrate 2015 New Year Day, and enjoyed the first tea of 2015.
For tokonoma (床の間)、My family scroll (寿老人）and Musubiyanagi (結び柳）with red tsubaki (椿）
Thick tea & thin tea served with fresh “Hanabiramochi” (花びら餅) & eto higashi (干支干菓子）
Great start of the year of SHEEP 2015 TEA.