Our Senseis came down from 24th to 26th January for the first of three annual visits. Our sensei also took the opportunity to perform hatsugama(初釜) during her visit. Hatsugama is a special ceremony performed in the first month of the year and is usually performed by sensei to his/her students. Our students and alumni members also took this opportunity to receive more instruction from our senseis to further improve themselves.
The club participated in the annual Japanese Cultural Festival on 26th January 2019. Numerous members of the public got to experience Japanese Tea Ceremony first hand as well as eat sweets and drink a bowl of tea. Coincidentally, the club also had sensei visit on the same day and our senseis came down to watch our students perform Japanese Tea Ceremony and receive a bowl of tea themselves as well.