One meet, one chance

Sakura time is like a fairy tale in Japan

Sakura time is like a fairy tale in Japan

At one of our evenings we’ve spent in Kyoto, just like many other millions of tourists, we went to a traditional evening at Gion Corner, where they perform a tea ceremony, music, flower arrangement art, a comic play, Kyoto dance style and a puppet play. As soon as the show starts, the announcer asks the question starting with “Who would like to…” I recommend you to raise your hand without thinking (like me).

I was sitting at the very back raw of the show and raised my hand immediately (Yes, I was lucky to receive a hint in advance, just like you did now). So I was invited near the stage, to be served traditional tea, and since the tea ceremony takes quite a long time, together with the other shows going on the stage, I enjoyed my matcha cookies and tea with joy.

It is me on the right, waiting for my Japanese t

It is me on the right, waiting for my tea

All I had to do is to obey the rules, written on a peace of paper on the tea table, like how I should hold the tea cup, when I should start, what I should do while waiting, etc.

You can get more information about the show here.

A scene from the show

A scene from the show

So before finishing, let me explain the question in your mind. What does it have to do with “One meet, one chance”

For the person making a tea for you, it is very important to impress you, because, there might not be a second chance for her to serve tea. Therefore, you can be sure that Japanese tea is intended to be the best tea of the server.

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