Welcome Tea Ceremony for 2016SS STEP & OASP students
On April 23, 2016, the short-term exchange students as well as onsite area studies program students were all invited to a traditional tea ceremony at Shukkei-en, a historic Japanese garden in the city of Hiroshima.
The students wore Japanese Kimono, learned several rules of behavior in the tea ceremony and had a bowl of Japanese tea served with some Japanese confectionery.
Some students eagerly asked questions about particular manners and the use of utensils.
It seemed a bit hard for some participants to keep sitting in the Japanese style but nevertheless everybody enjoyed experience a part of traditional Japanese culture.