TEATIME MEMORIES ....Saying sayonara to Japan with Tea... Since I was going through pictures, I though you might enjoy a teatime memories with me . Hot stones, sand and fire are stilled used today in rural areas of Japan to brew tea . Here is an example of an antique warming pit where the kettle was boiled for tea and to supply heat.
This is my friend Chie- san, whom we truly miss ... especially at teatime.
She is wearing the silk shawl that I bought her as a good-bye present .
I think she suits the colours.
Don't you ?
AH---The entrance to the beautiful restaurant in Kitakyushu.
First impressions are so very important in the land of the rising sun.
IKEBANA is truly a gracious art.
I did take some classes but can truthfully say, that none of my arrangements were quite
as beautiful as this exquisite display.( Ha Ha)
It's alway nice to DREAM.
Pondering the ambiance of the oriental room with a special friend
and waiting for our tea.
The Japanese share such simple beauty in their earthen ware tea cups.
Oriental artisans take great pride in creating their own original pieces.
I was so surprised to learn that the colour of the clay and glazes were
unique to the areas where they are made.
YES... Tea definately tastes better, when it's cupped in your hand ... not to mention the warmth that radiates into your soul as an extension from the cup .
M-m-m-m... look at that rich brew.
Good to the last drop.
Chie-san always makes me smile, even when she saying good-bye,
with her Minnie Mouse telephone.
This is just one
' Happy Teatime Memory " ...
THANK YOU for sharing a teatime moment with me.
TODAY, I'm sharing teatime with: with Sandi at "Rose Chintz Cottage", Martha's Favorites", Ruth's "Cuppa Tea" and Bernideen's, " All Things Tea" Blog.