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[Closed] Hashida Garo - Japanese Tea Ceremony and Wagashi Space. Beautiful

The Japanese’s dedication to perfection just amazes me again, and again. There we were at Hashida Garo, a Japanese tea gallery (‘Garo’ means ‘gallery’) where we sat around a U-shaped tea-ceremony performance stage. Our matcha was to be prepared skilfully by a Japanese Tea Master in kimono on the tatami platform, almost like a formal procession. The price of the Matcha preparation and presentation at the table was $30. “That is $5 for that sip.” We might have joked a while, but the Master was dedicated in her craft from preparation to serving. “Hold the cup like that on......

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