Hi, it is also muggy here japan…how are you all?
I went the tea ceremony in the last weekend. The time that I spend at the ceremony always give me bracing feeling…I hope you can feel this atmosphere someday…
Anyway, the meaning of the hanging scroll is “The ordinary mind is the way”, Zen terminology (Zen word).
In the summer ceremony, a leaf of paper mulberry is sometimes used in place of the formal lid of a water container, for the cool looking.
Today’s confectioneries: shaped morning glory. Also other dried confectioneries; shaped stream of water, shell, and like Japanese rice cracker made from wheat gluten. Gokigenyo!