5･7･5 sound units catches the Haiku moment.
Would you try the Japanese short poem?
You will follow the foot prints of poets.
Iga Ueno-town of Haiku & Ninja Traditional tea instructor
If you are interested in Japanese tea ceremony, Iga Ueno is the town to visit.
Komaki provides various style of tea lessons for you according to your schedule and preferences. If you only spare a short time for it, she tells you how to enjoy Maccha, powdered green tea, with a tiny and tasty Japanese sweet. You might be puzzled by turning the tea bowl to avoid using the most precious part of it. Komaki also let you know how to enjoy a cup of tea with Japanese style light lunch box, what we call Obento. Probably you have a chance to make a cup of tea by yourself in a simple and rustic Japanese tea hut. You find yourself really relaxed and meditated after the tea experience. Among many tea activities in Japan, Komaki’s lesson is distinctive since she really opens her heart warmly without sticking to too many dos and don’ts. The real tea relationship, once in a lifetime encounter is here in Iga Ueno by Ms. Komaki Matsubara’s assistance. She also runs a charming gift shop near the station where you can find nice traditional gifts for your friends.
The famous Haiku poet, Basho was born in this town more than 300 years ago. Follow his footprints to find tips how you create Haiku poems of your own.
In Iga Ueno, be careful, Ninja can appear and disappear during your stay.