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Event Report2019/3/12

Murin-an Tea Ceremony School

On March 9 (Sat.), we held tea ceremony lessons inside the tearoom. This day’s lessons concentrated on learning how to handle the bamboo ladle (“hishaku” in Japanese). The instructor taught participants in detail about how to hold the ladle, how much strength to use, and how to set it down. The finger movements and positions looked very hard to do, but participants took their time to learn them thoroughly.
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teaschool
Event Report2019/3/11

Murin-an Tea Ceremony School

Murin-an Tea Ceremony School
On March 6 (Wed.), students from our tea school brought friends of theirs to try out a tea ceremony lesson.
Inside the tearoom, they all enjoyed a tea ceremony that had both somber silences and laughter.

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Event Report2019/3/11

Murin-an Wild Bird Mini-Lecture

On March 6 (Wed.), we held a mini-lecture on the Yellow-throated Bunting.
We explained the origin of this bird’s Japanese name (“miyamahojiro”) and how it differs from the Meadow Bunting (known in Japanese as “hojiro”). These wild birds, whose yellow facial markings really stand out, are winter birds. In April, they migrate to the Asian continent, but we may see them again in Murin-an starting from around December.

Our next mini-lecture will be held on March 13 (Wed.) and will cover the
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moss
Staff Eyes2019/3/11

The Gardener’s View

Trachycystis Microphylla Moss

The Trachycystis Microphylla has grown new stalks and a bright yellow-green carpet has spread over the ground.
Each moss stalk grows close together to form a single mass that beautifully colors the garden.

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Staff Eyes2019/3/11

The Gardener’s View

Camellia Japonicas at Murin-an: Now’s the Time to See Them!

There are now several of them blooming at Murin-an.
As you make your way through the garden’s side door,
you can see trees by the stone lantern that still have lots of plumply swelling buds on them.

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seasonal-event Daikan
Event Info2019/1/18

Seasonal Tea Sweets Day / Daikan 大寒 (Most frigid)

(Seasonal Tea Sweets Day) Daikan 大寒 (Most frigid)
Spend a truly Japanese afternoon with appropriately seasonal sweets in a room decorated with seasonal flowers. At Murin-an, you can savor the season’s blessings with all your senses. Tomorrow’s theme is “Daikan” (大寒), most frigid season in Japan’s 24-season calendar.
Enjoy sitting next to our new flower arrangement in the main house while exploring the delicate taste of wagashi (Japanese sweets) balanced by the pleasantly bitter taste of matcha tea, and also enjoying the soothing view of the garden.
First-come-first-served, there is only a limited availability of tea sweets, which are exclusively created for Murin-an garden.

Date: January 19, Saturday
Fee: 1000 yen (+Entrance fee. No reservation required)
*limited number /day, first-come-first-served
Tel・Fax 075-771-3909 http://murin-an.jp/en/
All our confectionery belong to a limited edition produced exclusively for Murin-an. Date: January 19, Saturday
Fee: 1000 yen (+Entrance fee. No reservation required)
*limited number /day, first-come-first-served
Tel・Fax 075-771-3909 http://murin-an.jp/en/
All our confectionery belong to a limited edition produced exclusively for Murin-an.

https://murin-an.jp/en/seasonal-event20190119/

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Staff Eyes2019/1/17

The Gardener’s View

Frost Falls Upon the Garden
In the morning, when temperatures fall inside the garden, there are times when the garden greets its visitors not with a snowy landscape, but a world of frosty silver. It only lasts a short while after the garden opens, but the satsuki azaleas, moss and grass quietly create the true charm of winter.

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Staff Eyes2019/1/14

The Gardener’s View

Kingfisher Visitors
In the morning, Murin-an is covered in a mist that makes for a wholly wintery scene. That green bird we see shining amid the scenery is a kingfisher. We approached the bird as slowly as possible and then let our shutter fly.

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Staff Eyes2019/1/12

The Gardener’s View

A Rest Stop for the Spot-billed Duck
Occasionally, a pair of this duck will flitter by the big red pines in the garden.
This duck species live in Japan all year round. The tip of its bill is characteristically yellow.

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Staff Eyes2018/12/5

The Gardener’s View

Pictures of fallen autumn leaves at Murin-an’s garden.
The reds and yellows of the gathered maple leaves still remain in beautiful condition.
At Murin-an, the season of autumn colors continues.

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