"There you have it. No need to learn anything of the way of death. Your state of mind when you perform the tea ceremony is all that is required. When you see your challenger tomorrow, imagine that you are about to serve tea for him. Salute him courteously, express regret that you could not meet him sooner, take of your coat and fold it as you did just now. Wrap your head in a silken scarf and and do it with the same serenity as you dress for the tea ritual. Draw your sword, and hold it high above your head. Then close your eyes and ready yourself for combat." taken from the samurai and te tea master story.
this shot was for a photo shooting and they asked me to perform the tea ceremony, i wasn’t sure to be able to make it right but i decided to dress up, asked for their understanding that it was a bit a first for me, prepared myself and started the tea ceremony. they stopped me in the middle while i was pouring water and they said this is it, we have it, we have the shot we need. i can’t wait to see the result. #wayocraft#sowaryu#teaceremony#usucha