like last year, we celebrated Kuraude's birthday again in Düsseldorf. This year we had great-great weather and went to the Eko-Garten and took part in a japanese tea ceremony. First we strolled through the garden and enjoyed the beautiful view
|Mochi, Don and Kuraude|
|sun is blinding me XD|
A japanese tea ceremony is much more than only serving tea to ones guests. It is about art and aesthetics. The tea ceremony should be an "occasion" to bethink and appreciate one's life for the "simple" things: company of friends, the design of the tea room, the nice weather - simply a moment of pureness. Im lucky that I could finally take part of such a japanese tea ceremony. The ceremony is a interesting but seems to be also a deep topic for which you need to understand and learn a lot.
After the ceremony we went to the buddhism temple. What an impressive atmosphere we had in here:
Now time had come to enjoy the great weather by having a picnic (I was so hungry XD) and presenting Kuraude.
|Kuraude, Mochi, Don, me and PrincessTenko.|