Last month I met with Hayashi-sensei, a professor at Awaji Landscape Planning and Horticulture Academy (ALPHA – this is the where Triad students have accommodation in Japan) (淡路景観園芸学校). She mentioned that she is leading a project at Izanagi Shrine (伊弉諾神宮) constructing a new tea garden on the shrine grounds. Hayashi-sensei has studied the Japanese tea ceremony for 8 years, and she designed the layout for the new garden and has been heading up the installation as well. One of the stipulations […]
Greetings from Japan! Nick-san and I arrived in Awaji last week. We have met many kind people and have settled into our new home at ALPHA. As you will see from the pictures below, we have even made some friends! This week we began work at The Miracle Museum of Plants with Tomoko-sensei. Already we have learned new techniques and plants. Oh, and some Japanese!