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Alice Mihyang Han

President of Global Tea Ceremony

Introduced to the Omotesenke style tea ceremony from the age of 12. 21 years of tea ceremony history.

Tea name: Souka, a teacher at the age of 20

Experienced many tea party events from teens.

While holding an irregularly realistic tea ceremony, he started "Global Tea Ceremony" online. There are a wide range of activities, including regular exchanges with Australian tea ceremony artists and exchanges with the Luxembourg tea ceremony.

MESSAGE

In my life, I learn a lot from traveling and communicating with different cultures through experiences.

 

First time to Seoul at the age of 13, Hawaii at high school, Europe at junior college, tours and personal visits to acquaintances as a member of society, cheap trips as a backpacker (such as spending the night at a $ 1 inn or airport) I also experienced a wide range of trips to luxury hotels and first class.

In addition to traveling, I have also learned about food, language, life, religion, discrimination, etc. through studying abroad in Korea and Italy, and experienced the joy of understanding different cultures.

 

On the other hand, in Japan, when I was in elementary school, I became a professor of tea ceremony with my grandmother's "Crane's Voice" and continued tea ceremony for 18 years.

As a teenager and having no experience at all, I couldn't participate in the tea ceremony, so I lined up my footwear, raged the floor, and behind the tea ceremony, I saw the differences in the tea ceremony school and the behavior of many tea ceremony teachers. After observing, I got a lot of notice.

My knees were bad, so sitting upright for a long time was very painful, so what is the reason for practicing to endure this pain? Can I even practice if I'm not satisfied with the five bodies? I started asking myself what it means to do the tea ceremony.

 

When I was a 20-year-old student, after the professor took over the tea ceremony and became a tea ceremony instructor, I gradually became able to participate in the tea ceremony. It is now possible to hold a casual tea ceremony.

Japanese tea ceremony is also widely known overseas as "Tea Ceremony". Being introduced as "Tea Master" while traveling greatly expanded my cross-cultural exchange. The reason for the talk was "tea ceremony", but I was able to shorten the distance between the people I met and my heart, and I had fun memories.

I learned from experience that the tea ceremony can be used as a communication tool.

 

What I learned from the tea ceremony professor, and the answer I came up with while searching for my own tea ceremony, is that you don't need any tools or Japanese-style rooms to drink matcha, and you don't have to know how to do it. What is important is "a mind to consider the other person".

 

At the same time, the gratitude for drinking tea and the dialogue through tea. This is the most important thing. And oneness, which is a sense of unity with nature, and the importance of gratitude. Therefore, I decided to start a world-class "Global Tea Ceremony" that can be used as a communication tool while incorporating the style of "Iemoto Tea Ceremony".

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