Photograph of a woman in Sayama, Japan preparing green tea


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Photograph of a woman in Sayama, Japan preparing green tea is a picture, with genre photograph and portraits.

It was created on Sunday, October 18, 2009.

Wade Duym is the Photographer.

This photograph shows a Japanese woman preparing tea during a formal tea ceremony. Members of the 2009 Worthington mayoral delegation to Sayama, Japan, participated in the ceremony.

The tea ceremony is an important part of Japanese cultural heritage. Hosts serve matcha, or specially grown green tea prepared from powder, following a highly choreographed series of steps. The ceremony takes place in silence, and is meant to offer a time of tranquility and contemplation to participants.

Worthington and Sayama have been sister cities since 1999, and through the years have exchanged dozens of delegations, including groups of city officials, residents and school groups. The 2009 mayoral delegation observed ten years of the sister-city relationship. During exchanges between the two cities, delegations typically tour a variety of destinations including city offices, schools, libraries and businesses, along with sightseeing and cultural events.

It covers the topic Sayama-shi, Japan.

It features the organization Worthington International Friendship Association.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was born digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0211.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on June 10, 2017. It was last updated June 29, 2019.