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January 7, 2007

Green tea in the Garden

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woman prepares tea in shinjuku gyoen chaya
Not a full-fledged tea-ceremony - but still a very meditative process: with her back to us, a woman prepares two cups of green macha tea in Tokyos Shinjuku Gyoen Park.
Her silhouette is reflected on the lacquer wood of the table.

More on Shinjuku Gyoen Park at Wikipedia.

One Response to “Green tea in the Garden”

  1. Lorraine Bevere Says:

    Firstly I have to say what wonderful photographs you have on this site, thank you for posting them. On the subject of the Japanese Tea ceremony it makes me giggle when I think that in the UK a cup of tea can be made in a matter of minutes and the drinker will not even think about the process, the Japanese tea ceremony shows us just how soem nations do not take food and drink for granted. Something we should all take notes from.

    Lorraine Bevere

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