Nara: visiting a Sumi artisan, Inkan craftsman, and having Tea

Some photos of our visit with a Sumi-ink artisan

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At the oldest Sumi-ink producer in Nara.  They have been making Sumi for 400 years.

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 A Shinto purification ceremony… A nice surprise

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A visit with a Inkan craftsman

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Then lunch and tea at a beautiful temple.  That was a sweet with tea.

Clipping hedges that were already perfect. The temple gardens were gorgeous.

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~ by rjmang on October 13, 2015.

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