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Tea demonstration for high school students in NY NY地元高校生が稽古場見学

「ぼくは将来日本の女性と結婚するか、もしくは家族全員で日本に移り住む事にしたい。」
これは、先日マンハッタンの高校生が、私の稽古場見学の後に送られてきた礼状の一部だ。
This is a thank you letter from the student who participates in my tea class.


”Going on yesterday's trip changed my life. Everything that I thought about and have heard about the Japanese culture was true. Everything is all about respect and peacefulness. The experience was amazing. We were able to watch a tea ceremony, participate in the tea ceremony, and make tea.

When I first entered the building and saw the tatami mats and the scrolls and the kimonos on the people I felt like I had already left New York. The people greeted us with a lot of respect. The first thing I noticed is that they were all smiling and they said hi with a bow.
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The reason this trip changed my life is because after seeing how respectful, well mannered, peaceful and kind Japanese people are I am going to marry a Japanese woman. Or just move to Japan with my family.
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About 30 High school students by my tea class in Manhattan, came to participate in my tea class.

マンハッタンの天理文化協会での私の稽古場すぐ近所に公立高校がある。天理のお稽古場をいつも外から見て頂いていたようで、一度見学したいとの事。

この高校の日本語クラスの生徒さん約30名が稽古場に見学にこられた。
急な事だったが、それでは是非体験して頂こうとの事で、通常稽古の生徒さんの点前と客を見学して頂いた後に、高校生にお茶を点ててもらい、お運びして、茶を飲んで頂いた。

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The High School students making tea using a whisk.
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A student brings a tea bowl to the guest and bows. Very nice!!

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They had an attitude of politeness the whole time in the class and they seemed to enjoy and be interested in the tea culture.
Thank you very much to come join my class.
And I am so happy to receive such a lovely thank you letter…..

非常に礼儀正しく、そして興味深く楽しんでいただけたようだ。

この礼状を参加してくれた生徒さんと一緒に見て、何て可愛いのかしら❤とみんなで幸せな気持ちになりました。

見学に来て頂いてありがとう!!

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by moonlightnj | 2015-11-16 12:37 | TEA 学校茶道