We had some Japanese visitors in Selestat yesterday displaying and demonstrating two of their country's traditional art forms: calligraphy and ikebana.
After the reverent demonstrations set to Japanese flute music, we got a chance to try a bowl of matcha tea.
As we ingested the powdered green tea leaves that tasted of chlorophyll, our eyes took in the subtle beauty of the ikebana arrangements and the graceful calligraphic scrolls and cards. I was inspired to make my own ikebana arrangement when I got home. Choosing some weeds, some chamomile, some celery tops, some mistletoe, this is the result: