Midorikai notes

My very good friend from Seattle has just started his year at Miorikai.  For the first month he is posting nearly everyday. For those of you curious about study in Japan at the heart of the Urasenke school, he is quite articulate.

Unlike me, Philip has spent time in Japan going to University, he has friends in Japan and speaks Japanese, so his experience is quite different than mine.  I had never been to Japan, I didn’t know anyone, and I could only speak three phrases not in the tea dialog or greetings: hajime mashite, Marjorie desu, biru onegaishi masu, and oishi desu.

And I know you will enjoy his photos of the fabulous sweets they get to eat every day.. Check out his blog: Drinking Liminality: Tea across borders

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