A beautiful part of Japanese culture is their tea ceremony. With no chance of visiting Japan in the near future, I searched for some cultural events at a college close to where I live. Amazingly, my online search revealed something even better and closer — Awa Saginaw An.
Though I uncovered this Japanese Cultural Center over two months ago, I wasn’t able to visit until two weeks ago. Sadly, I missed their 25th-5oth combined anniversary celebration, and even worse, missed the cherry blossoms. Still, now that it is found, I plan to visit as often as I can, barring real life snags and gas prices.
This Peace Pole is Presented to the City of Saginaw by Children Against Wars October 23, 1987)
Finally the teahouse and ceremony.
cherry blossoms past
I enter the teahouse–tea
and dogwood welcome