Hatsugama 2018

On Sunday, 4 February 2018, we had Hatsugama at Leura Hatsugama(初釜) – first tea ceremony of the year.

This meeting is seen as something very special. Hatsugama is the only time when the tea teacher him or herself prepares tea for all her students. In most cases this tea ceremony is a complete Chaji meeting with Kaiseki meal, Nakadachi breaks, and the whole ritual done the way it was learned during classes. It is impossible to teach the whole Chaji at once, therefor it is always broken up into practicing how to prepare Usucha, Koicha, and arranging the charcoal in Sumidemae.

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Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony in Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney
6th October (Thursday) 2016

On 6 October, the Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Mr Masato Takaoka held a Foreign Minister’s commendation ceremony and reception on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Japan and Australia (NARA Treaty) at his official residence.

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