This post tells about my experience in Welcome Tea Ceremony held by Kyushu University last Friday (30th October 2015).
So in the beginning of every semester, International students have chance to learn about the culture and essence of Japanese tea ceremony or 茶の湯 in Japanese. We also have a chance to participate as a volunteer who serves tea and sweets to the guests. The biggest advantage of a volunteer is getting to wear a yukata^^ So I immediately register because I really want to wear a yukata in the event. Of course, this is an opportunity that I wouldn’t miss. Haha…
Btw, some of these photos belongs to my dear friend Annelies that kindly took many pictures during the ceremony. Thank you very much, Anne!^^ You completed my blog.
And yes it was worth it. Not only I can wear a yukata, I also tried to make the matcha using the traditional way, and coincidentally served tea for the vice president of Kyushu University. Hopefully I got the sentence correctly (it was in Japanese, I don’t know it was pronounced correctly or not.. haaha). Otherwise I hope he didn’t remember my face XD
It was a memorable memory. I hope someday my friends also take that chance, maybe on the next semester^^