Second shipment of course materials

A lot has happened since the last update. Firstly, I must have put a lot of faith in our unreliable national postal service, when I sent out Report 1 via registered mail on May 16. Almost immediately after I have made my action known to friends they told me I've made a mistake and that … Continue reading Second shipment of course materials


88th Night

There is a very important day in Japan's tea calendar known as Hachijuu Hachiya (八十八夜, literally 88th night). This 88th night is counted from the first day of Spring (立春 or risshun) in the traditional lunar calendar. On a regular non-leap year, this date usually corresponds to May 2, and that's today! What is so … Continue reading 88th Night