Here's a picture from a recent Japanese Tea event. We were celebrating the 35th anniversary of a local Urasenke tea association. It was a big-deal event! Representatives came from all over the United States to help celebrate this anniversary. I was "Hakobi" which means I carried bowls of tea to the guests. They would have been sitting on the tatami mats behind me. It was a lot of work, a lot of fun and I learned a lot, too!