I’ve been practicing 茶道 (Japanese tea ceremony) for several years and finally visited Urasenke Konnichian Kyoto this year, together with my sensei and tea friends in Fukuoka. After the event, we went to several tea-related temples and ate really yummy food!
I was not able to wear a kimono by myself and was shocked knowing that EVERYONE (well, men can wear suits, but not women) who came to the event wears kimono. I took beginner’s kimono class for that event and quite happy that I managed to wear one even though it was messy 😂
After Kyoto, I went to Osaka for work. I had HaFH subscription and one of the hotels listed there is this cute hotel called The Boly with nice view on the rooftop. Unfortunately, it was raining the whole day when I came 🥲. Took some pictures before I checked out.