Tea in Tokyo

Lucky girl that I am
I’m often invited to gallivant ๐Ÿ™‚

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The International Children’s Library and the National Museum

Again I was off to Tokyo
to drink some tea in Ueno

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The little Tea House

One of the Prin’s at one of my schools
who retired in April (totally not April Fool’s) ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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The Gardens

Has a wife, who’s son went to the same school
as an actual Tea Ceremony Master (how cool!) ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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History of the Tea House (it was moved!), a little stone path and the Tea Master’s Mum!

So I was lucky enough to partake,
in a legit tea ceremony, 0% fake ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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The fancy equipment and me pretending to be a Tea Master

The Teahouse itself was super old,
built in the days of old Edo

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Hella Old – look how tiny that door is! Apparently back in the day, Samurai would have to kneel down and remove their swords to enter – hence the tiny door.
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A two person Tea House (two people including the Tea Master)
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Our Tea House adorned with greenery

The architecture and crockery were sublime
which brought about an ambienceย and more traditional times

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Ye Olde Pipe Set
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Fancy rollies (sans rollies) plus fancy long stemmed pipes
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The Matcha Box and Tiny Scoop

It was just us three and one other lady,
the palpable silence was legendary ๐Ÿ˜›

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All that’s needed for a proper tea ceremony

afterwards we had a little chat
and got to take some pictures and that! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Strollin’
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Emphasizing the TINY DOOR ๐Ÿ˜›

Had a little walk around the park,
then stopped for some Thai food because we were starved!

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Legit Thai Food
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Nice decor, nicer company
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Veganised Rice Paper Rolls! (I had mine without any condiments – salady and fresh!)

That was our day, being all traditional
The outing was definitely, wonderfully whimsical ๐Ÿ™‚

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