July 23: Tokyo 2020 like no other
July 17: It's the start of summer!
The rainy season ended on 16th June in Tokyo, and it's been really hot these days.
It's the start of summer. Tokyo 2020 will start on Friday, July 23!
July 15: Tea Ceremony Lesson
Today I practiced Japanese tea ceremony at Nanako's place.
In her house, there is a quiet tea room that is installed with a built-in hearth to enjoy the tea ceremony.
Nanako-san is a tea master and prepared tea in a graceful manner. She follows the tradition of the Omote-senke school.
It is not easy to master the ceremony, but she well explained every step of serving and having tea. I also earned how to appreciate flowers and tea utensils.
Japanese sweets were served before having maccha tea. It was so delicious! We certainly enjoyed the time in a traditional Japanese style in a tatami room.
It was a lovely time together! Thank you, Nanako-san!
There was a soggy start to July as the rainy season continues in Tokyo.
Historic rainfall and landslide hit Tokai region last night.
The weather has been unsettled these days with rain and sunshine coming one right after the other.
By the end of the month, however, the rain will disappear and the weather will turn hot in Tokyo.
Today I saw Tanabata decorations for the first time this summer. We celebrate Tanabata by writing our wishes on a piece of paper and hanging it from bamboo tree.
Summer in Tokyo can be pretty intense. As the temperature soars above 35℃, the humidity about 80% is the real killer.
How can you deal with the heat and stay cool? Most important of all, you should keep hydrated.
Drink a lot of water!
July 29: Kutani Ware at Fumitsuya Sake shop at Midtown Tokyo in Roppongi. I happend to find these Kutami wares by Kyoko Tanabe on the way to Hokusai exhibition.gn.