Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The palace is impressively grand, gilded with gold, but it is the solidity and simplicity of its rooms that stood out, along with the singing bird floor. Try to imagine statesmen, ladies-in-waiting, and the shogun himself walking through its halls, going about their business.
Every day is a full one, with friends, new sights, sounds, smells, and textures...the mind always open.
Posted by baku at 8:36 AM
The tea house was a little room behind a street entrance, private as only the Japanese can make something, a pocket of natural calm, with carp pond.
The tea ceremony forces one to slow down - it is very deliberate, and more about bringing people together than about anything else. Our tea master did a very good job of taking us through the process in a very clear and calm manner, impressing upon us the spiritual aspect of the ceremony.
It's good to have office paper.
On the bus shooting video.
Posted by baku at 8:16 AM