Today I went to Judge Lance Ito's house for a Rotary Club fundraiser. My sensei and I did a tea ceremony demonstration for their "Cherry Blossom" themed fundraiser party. It was a warm Saturday afternoon and I enjoyed the party at their gigantor Pasadena mansion. His backyard was beautifully groomed with a charming little koi pond. His yard also boasts the biggest and oldest redwood tree in all of Pasadena!
Aside from our tea ceremony presentation they also had a origami & Japanese flower arrangements on display.It was a lovely afternoon. I got to see how the rich folk live...but the catering REALLY sucked so I didn't even bother to take photos of their cheapo yucky food.