The sculpture is an expression of gratitude to the tea whisk, the little bamboo tube that is meticulously split halfway into dozens of fine prongs that are then pulled apart with cotton string into two rows forming a perfect bell-shape. Years of training and hours of effort go into each handmade tea whisk. To the sajin (tea ceremony practitioner), the tea whisk is not only an indispensable tool but also a symbol of the worldview underpinning the art of chanoyu, namely the appreciation of transcendent beauty in simple things. During Japan’s period of isolation (1641-1858), Nagasaki was the only port where trade with Europe and China flourished.
The city is also a birthplace of Japanese green tea, and you can enjoy the original Samurai-style green tea ceremony at the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik.
These 9 members are: Ryuichiro Kawase (M), Chikako Ogawa (F), Keiko Fujiyama (F), Hirohumi Motoyama (M), Takae Motoyama (F), Masaaki Shinoda (M), Shinichi Ogawa (M), Nobuhiro Takahara (M), Sachiko Takahara (F).
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