This week I’ve been taking advantage of the free museum entries in honor of culture week. Spending an afternoon in the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, I was pleasantly surprised to see a special set-up in the entrance courtyard.
In honor of the exposistion of Japanese art and Culture in the Pitti Palace going on now, “Japan, Land of Enchantments” (April 3 – July 1), there was a demonstration of traditional Japanese tea. They showed how the dried leaves are processed by hand, and performed the Japanes Tea Ceremony. I tried a sample of Green tea, donated a few euro to the Earthquake relief fund, and snapped some photos of their gorgeous kimonos! It was a nice little surprise and a great way to start my afternoon in the gardens.