This image is part of a short series, A Celebration of Tea, which began here.
As I mentioned earlier, of course the Japanese enjoy many kinds of tea, not only the matcha used in the formal tea ceremony. Here the autumn sun visits a temple and picks out a monk's well-loved teapot, bringing to mind a poem by Japan's greatest haiku poet, Matsuo Bashō, written in the fall of 1690:
A monk sips morning tea,
the chrysanthemum’s flowering.