the Japanese Tea Ceremony,
elevates the simple mechanics
of preparing a bowl of tea
to a spiritual level of art.
Once a year, visitors are allowed
the privilege of visiting Tea House Island,
on Seiwa-En lake at the Japanese Garden,
and experiencing the centuries old tradition
of a tea ceremony in the beautiful Tea House.
This blogger was honored to be part
of the closing tea ceremony for 2010,
Japanese Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden.
(A beautiful and peaceful experience.)