Through Pascal’s girlfriend we were invited for a Japanese tea ceremony. The formal invitation asked us to show up in ‘Jackets and socks’ and explained some of the correct procedures to be followed.
After lunch it was time to get back into the tea room where the tea was prepared and consumed.
We tought that the chapter tea ceremony had ended with this, but our host invited us to help out at another ceremony that she would be doing the next Sunday. This turned out to be in a secluded garden, where four tea ceremony masters (Yukiko-san is one) performed tea ceremonies all afternoon for 250 guests… Since Paulus and Oscar had left by then it was up to Pascal, Kerstin and me to serve tea in the correct way.
Pascal serving tea in the correct way (the white socks where obligatory).