Daisosho’ s Lecture & Teicha Day

We had Seminar by Daisosho and Oteicha (Tea ceremony) on Monday 6 May at Maritime Museum.

Lecture Daisosho SEN Genshitsu

Daisosho gave a lecture “Peace and the Spirit of Tea” in the Theatre of the Australian National Maritime Museum packed to its 250 capacity. Everyone was impressed by Daisosho’s talk. He explained when Kurakazu gyotei-sensei showed temae with three Australian guests.

After the lecture we had tea ceremony (teicha) in a Terrace room. Daisosho looked at the Sydney setting, crab soup tureen on a surfboard, made his eyes widely open with happy smile. He also visited mizuya and looked at the sweets, a pair of koalas (nerikiri, Japanese moist cake) in a golden boat made by members. He was so pleased and clapped his hands.

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The 40th Anniversary

On Sunday, we had a beautiful Celebration Dinner at Park Hyatt Hotel. The 111 guests included HE Yoshitaka Akimoto (Japanese Ambassador), The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP (Minister for Transport), Mr. & Mrs. Pauline Gandel (the president of Melbourne Association). The Association gave a statue of a horse, which is his favourite, to Daisosho for his 90th birthday present.

The 40th Anniversary, Sydney, Australia

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