Tea Ceremony by Eiko Kishi

Tea Ceremony by Eiko Kishi (part one)

I had the opportunity to meet Mrs Eiko Kishi in Madrid in june 2010 at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid during an Ikebana Master Class Exposition. It was there where I found myself immersed into the rituals of japanese culture. Bonsais, Ikebana, Suiseki, Tea Ceremony all this ancient rites hammered my mind  with aesthetical principles, with the rectitude and harmony of gesture, with the ethereal principles of time and symmetry, with the meaning of eternity. Since then I´ve been waiting  for the opportunity to photograph a Tea Ceremony. Finally, on December the 4th, I met again with Eiko Kishi at the III  International Exhibition of Suiseki in Madrid. Here I present some of the photos taken during the session.

My acknowledgements go to Mrs Eiko Kishi and to Mr. Jose Manuel Blazquez

About Eiko Kishi: BA in Psychology and Master of Arts in Psychology. Professor of School of Ikebana Misho-ryu. Performs other artistic activities as well as tea ceremony, calligraphy, playing the Koto (Japanese musical instrument), demonstration of Kimono and demonstration of Origami (Japanese paper folding).

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