This awesome family from Australia came to Wakalture for the beginners Calligraphy (Shodo) class in the morning then Tea ceremony class in the afternoon!!
The guy, Matt, he message me through Wakalture’s Instagram:)
And decided to take the classes!!
They picked their own favorite word.
They wrote 双子(futago) which means twins:) Yes, they’re twins!!
First time to have twin guests:D
Next to them, she wrote 家(ie) which means home. She wanted to write family(家族) but it’s a bit too difficult so picked 家:)
Matt picked a perfect word “journey” 旅(tabi).
On the left of Matt, she wrote SUSHI(鮨):D!!
On the right of Matt, she is Japanese who lives in Australia then picked the word 豪 which means Australia:)
After they had lunch, I took them to the place for Tea ceremony.
It’s just 5 minutes away:)
First, they were served Matcha green tea with this Japanese sweets, Nerikiri.
This shows Japanese seasons. So this is a rose and it was the season for rose in Japan.
In March, other guests had cherry blossoms sweets *not taste just looking!
Very nice to drink bitter tea after tasting the sweet rose:)
Then, they made their own Matcha green tea and served their family!!
She (on the left) was impressed that her daughter made it for her:)
I spent only a half day but it was enough to see how great family they are!!
Bisui sensei (Tea ceremony teacher) gave a chance to wear Kimono too:)
Her birthday was just around the corner and she wished to wear Kimono so it was a perfect present for her!!
I saw she was almost crying…!!;) She looked super happy!!
They are family but live different parts of Australia. Then planed to get all together here in Japan!! How cool is that:D I’m glad we could show them our culture:)