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.