Something that I have failed to mention in previous blog posts is that there is not one single type of Japanese Tea Ceremony performance. The technique I am learning now is bonryaku temae, which uses the tools pictured below.
Depicted below is the okashi (sweets) that were served today. To the left, we have higashi, which to me tasted like a very sweet tablet that melts in your mouth. To the right we have kompeito, little, crunchy, colored balls of sugar.
Until next time,