a cup of tea on a sunday








Filed under Flowers, Japan, JAPAN PHOTOGRAPHY, Last Sunday in Tokyo

5 responses to “a cup of tea on a sunday

  1. On the way back home to Kamakura this evening we went to a tea ceremony held in a Buddhist temple in Meouro, Tokyo. It was unusual to say the least and I thought I would share it with you.

  2. Robin

    Certainly not your mum’s local tea shop back home. But she’d probably love it.

    Incredible. Especially given the first photos. Didn’t see that one coming.

    • It was extremely fascinating actually, particularly since the performance ( quite spooky ) was held in an active, actual Buddhist temple – I have never been that close to the altar before; the monk just likes art ( and was even in the piece).

      Perhaps embarrassingly, this was my first ‘tea ceremony’, but I enjoyed this erotic, dark shadowed, Blade Runner interpretation of it ! Perhaps a little too self conscious at times, but at times enveloping and transporting

  3. Nelleke Oepkes aka Booknose

    I like your pictures and your film sequence: beautiful atmosphere accurately described.

    I feel almost like a live spectator.

    • I wanted to film more ( it got very intimate and more mysterious as it went along ) but i was already aware that my phone, even on iPhone ‘live’ mode, was distracting to people especially in very quiet moments. I couldn’t quite bring myself to do it.

      Glad you had that proper feeling of watching though : it started off with a polite introduction talk, as these things often do,and, as you can see from the pictures, there were some quite prim and proper people sat in the audience in traditional clothes – we weren’t quite prepared for what came next …. bring given matcha green tea and sweets by balletic ghouls.

      Quite stimulating

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