"Jion Daishi" Founder of the Hosso sect, late Heian period, 11 ct, Yakushi-ji - Yakushiji is one of the seven large temples in Nara (Todaiji, Daianji, Yakushiji, Saidaiji Gangoji, Horyuji and Kofukuji). Yakushiji is the main temple of the Hosso sect, the oldest Buddhist sect in Japan.
At Gangoji a 1300 year old temple in Nara I served thin tea to visitors to the Shuko grand tea gathering today. The service was conducted at this highly refined desk specially designed for the service of tea. It was definitely an unusual service with a selection of various non-casual objects. #teaceremony #nara #utensils #matcha #temple #history