It's getting warmer here, but still a little chilly in the morning and at night.
Now, we have some students for 2 week winter proglam in Feb.
It's smaller group than the one in Janurary,but multinational and seems they are having fun.
We tried flower arrangement and tea ceremony today.
First, we studied flower arrangement from the basics.
They all could arrange flowers very well.
Kazaru 'decorate' ⇒ Add(or do) something a little so that the flowers look beautiful.
Ikeru 'arrange'⇒ Put the flowers and weeds in a vessel or something with water to enjoy them.
It seemed they were having difficulty with the arrangement,but still somehow they could manage to
make them look nice.
We had tulips, sweet peas, carnations and russet willows to use.
They made us feel the spring.
Next, we tried tea ceremony.
We learned how to sit and use the items together.
There are several ways to sit, and today we chose 'Seiza',sitting with one's legs bent beneath one.
They drank the green tea and
ate some Japanese sweets and
tried making tea.
Ireru⇒Make tea, coffee and green tea.
Tateru⇒Make tea with green tea powder.