Monday, November 22, 2010
Marsh of Gold
The tea ceremony was great. Apparently the type of ceremony we attended is the most formal type. It had two servings of tea. The first one is a really thick blend of matcha powder and just a little bit of water- very bitter. After this we moved to a second room where we were served the second serving, which was more watered down. Then finally on to a third room for lunch! Cameras were not allowed during the the ceremony, though I was able to sneak a picture of the lunch.
Despite the clouds, it was a nice view! On the other side was the ocean, a nice sight after spending so much time surrounded by mountains in Takayama.