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一期一会

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 28 January 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The title, which reads "ichigo ichie," means "one lifetime, one encounter," and is a reminder for the student of tea that although each tea ceremony repeats the same precise movements, it is nevertheless a unique moment in time and deserves the concentration and care we give to anything precious that will never occur again.

The third of four photos for my wife, a wise student of tea (茶道).

NIKON D300 1/40 second F/4.5 ISO 400 66 mm (35mm equiv.)