Third-Graders Treated to Traditional Tea Ceremony

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As part of their study unit on Japan, third-grade students at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School held a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in their classes.

The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a cultural event known for silence, tranquility, meditation and respect. In preparation for the ceremony, students created their own kimonos, wore slippers and sat on rolled up towels in a circle.

During the event, iced tea, candy sushi, fruit and seaweed chips were served.
A Japanese woman joined the third-graders as a special guest and discussed the importance of tea ceremonies in Japanese culture.