From beggining of summer to winter solstice, many kinds of flowers bloom in Japan.
We want to enjoy various flowers together, so there will be a flower arrangement in which guests arrange flowers.
There are many vase in the tea room, and guests can choose their favorite vase.
When arranging flowers, do it once and you cannot modify it later.
It’s a fun and tense moment.
Enjoy the tea ceremony while keeping “social distance”.
The steam calms my heart and I think of everyday life that is becoming extraordinary.
Even if the virus tries to change the world, there must be something that does not change.
In Japan, there is a saying, “Dumpling over flowers.”
In this year, “Cherry blossoms over the virus???”
Next year’s cherry blossom viewing will be in Tokyo!!
Today is January 7th.
Japan has a long-standing custom of eating rice porridge on the morning of January 7th. Some Japanese eat rice porridge as a tired gastrointestinal friendly food. Because they ate a lot of treats during the New Year.
This porridge contains 7 spring herbs. The names of herbs are “Seri”, “Nazuna”, “Gogyo”, “Hakobera”, “Hotokenoza”, “Suzuna”, “Suzushiro” in Japanese. There are some herb’s names that Japanese people are not familiar with, but “Suzuna” is Turnip and “Suzushiro” is Radish.
The Hana-An’s staff who do not usually cook also cook and ate 7 herbs rice porridge on this morning!!