Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Japan Trip continued

While we were staying with Renee, Toshiko, who used to be one of Renee's students, took us to a temple in the Suzuka Mountains only about an hours drive away. A beautiful area and in contrast to my last trip, very quiet and peaceful.

Cleansing our hands before visiting the temple.

While there, we had a tea ceremony - below was the sweet that came before the tea. Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of the beautiful tea bowls. Tatami matting in the background which you kneel on for the tea ceremony. (if possible with old knees!)
Afterwards Toshiko took us out to a lovely lunch at an organic restaurant.

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