Sunday, May 27, 2007

Tea Ceremony in a Bamboo Forest





We were overwhelmed by brunch at the Officer's Club then boarded two trains and a bus for the Hokukuji Temple which is in a bamboo forest. This was the site of a battle between the samurai and the Prince, the samurai were trapped in caves by the Princes' men and committed sepukku, you see their graves in the photo.

4 comments:

Dennis said...

Wow!! Is that what they mean by green tea? What the hell is that stuff?

Dennis

Kathleen said...

There are two types of Green Tea. This one is called 'matcha' and it is a bitter powder rather than leaves.

Lisa said...

the forest looks so beautiful. How far is that from where you live?

Kathleen said...

This is quite close to where we live, I go whenever I have a free day. Kamakura is my favorite spot in Japan