For our beginner 2 classes, we arranged a Japanese tea ceremony experience!
A lot of tools are used for tea ceremony, for most students it was the first time for them to learn about them and how they're used! At first, one of our teachers trained in the art of tea ceremony did a demonistration. Of course, not just using the tools correctly is important, but also a person's form is essential, including sitting in proper seiza and using your hands correctly! It's quite difficult to remember all the steps.
Well, soon enough the students would find out by trying it themselves! After listening to the teachers and doing their best, they managed to do it! Impressive!
At last, everyone was able to make and drink real Japanese macha tea, bitter it may be!