Jacaranda Hanami Picnic Chakai – 花見茶会

Mikako sensei organized and invited her friends and students with their families from the Japanese school Chado club to the “Jacaranda Hanami Picnic Chakai in 2022” (花見茶会).

Jacaranda was blooming in time, the weather was very kind to us, and it was a perfect day for Hanami Chakai.

About 20 people gathered and enjoyed a lot of gorgeous and delicious Japanese picnic dishes and Sushi in Jubako(重箱). 

After drinking and tasting all the Japanese traditional meals, we had “Nodate” (野点)the Picnic style of the Tea ceremony. 

Matcha was “Seijo no Shiro”(清浄の白) from Koyama-en in Kyoto(小山園、京都), the sweets were 3 types of “Ohagi” were Japanese half-solid sticky rice cake coated with sweet red bean paste, black sesame and soybean powder(おはぎ/粒あん、黒胡麻、きな粉),  and 2 types of dry sweets “Kangori” (寒氷)sugar candy and “Akita Butter Mochi” (秋田バター餅)dried butter rice cake. All those sweets were made by Mikako sensei, her students, their parents and her friends were so delighted.

Mikako sensei gave the first temae as a host, following her student Izumi (Year 3)   gave the second temae to her mother and friends. What a great effort she had shown since she started to learn Chado in June of this year!