"Exhibiting You" - Story

Interns, Tea Ceremony, Ritsurin Park, Takamatsu, Shikoku, Japan, 2003

By: Margo Davis
Submitted: 04/08/2010

These two young women were privileged to be selected to learn the complex rituals associated with the tea ceremony. It is an honor to be selected and their poise, grace and skill were beautiful to observe. They posed for me during a break from their duties, being performed in the Ritsurin Park, one of the most famous gardens in Japan created by feudal lords in the Edo Period (1603-1868). Here is an example of the continued tradition within the environment of modern day Japan. In this tea ceremony, the women are the purveyors of the tradition and lead the all- important ceremony within the culture.

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