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Japan Day -秋祭り

Event Date: 10/22/2023


The Washington D.C. Chapter visited The University of Maryland – Baltimore County in the beautiful autumn weather to participate in the Japan Day Fall Festival. This event has celebrated the sister-state relationship between Maryland and Kanagawa for over 40 years. We introduced Chanoyu to local visitors through a Ryurei demonstration, a hands-on tea ceremony experience, and question & answer sessions. 

The hands-on experience was most popular, where D.C. Chapter members could spend at least half an hour explaining Chanoyu and the process of making a bowl of tea to a small group of participants. Many people were familiar with the word "Matcha," but it gave them a new experience, and they learned how to prepare a tea bowl using our utensils. Both the participants and the members appreciated the "Ichigo Ichie" moment.      

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