On Sunday, 30 June we had a members’ Chakai at the residence of Anthony Brien, organised by Yukiko’s Cooksley and Anthony’s Brien groups. Each session include Tsuzuki usucha seki and Tenshin seki.
On Sunday, 3 February 2019, 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.
More photos you can see in Gallery – Hatsugama 2019