While the summer heat was intense, we took a break from hosting tea parties at Nagano-an. However, we had planned a tea party at Nagano-an for October 14th, marking a long-awaited return to our gatherings.
In the morning, we expected the participation of 15 students from the Washington University School of Medicine, and in the afternoon, we had planned to host two more tea ceremonies. We had made preparations, including creating autumn-themed Nerikiri sweets shaped like “moon rabbits.”
However, early in the morning, the weather forecast predicted strong winds and low temperatures throughout the day. So, we quickly changed the location to our home, Jyunsin-an, and held the tea gathering indoors.
Fortunately, we were able to contact all the participants, and successfully held the tea gathering as planned, welcoming our guests. The tea room, which had initially been chilly due to the cold wind, transformed into a warm and cozy tea gathering, filled with the enthusiasm of the young participants.