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  • Today we're going to explore some Japanese history and tradition.

  • We're going to make Japanese sweets, dress in a traditional kimono, and be taken through the steps of a Japanese tea ceremony.

  • Kimono is basically made of just one fabric.

  • There's a very important art to dressing in the kimono, so they're going to teach us how to get dressed.

  • All right, nice and snug.

  • Now that we're fully dressed in our kimono, it's time to head up for the tea ceremony.

  • Tea ceremonies started in 1600s.

  • It's the combination of Shintoism and also the Zen, which is related to harmony and transience.

  • Wow, that's beautiful.

  • I thought it was really fun.

  • I like being able to dress up in the kimono.

  • The ceremony was really interesting.

  • I didn't realize it started with samurais, which is something I found out and I would definitely come back.

  • There are plenty of opportunities to take photos throughout the place, and even dress up as a samurai warrior.

  • Now it's time to learn how to make some Japanese sweets.

  • I think the thing I like most about the Japanese way of doing things is simplicity can equal such beauty.

  • How's that?

  • Thank you.

  • This has been such a delightful experience, learning about the history of the kimono.

  • We got to make some traditional Japanese sweets, and then the tea ceremony, a ritual that's been happening for hundreds of years.

  • This has been the perfect way to immerse ourselves in the culture of Japan.

Today we're going to explore some Japanese history and tradition.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony and Sweets Making in a Kimono

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    Yukiko posted on 2019/07/26
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