In April 1945, the Tokushima division of the air service was assigned to the kamikaze units. When it happened, a comrade said, "Ok, Sen, I guess this is my last cup of tea." As he drank, he said, "Sen, i wish to come in your teahouse and share a cup of tea with you again." That memory, after all these years, still remained vivid to Genshitsu Sen , and that was when he realized that they would never come back home. In the end, with much luck Sen he was transferred from a place to another. If it had not happened now it would be at the bottom of the sea, dead.
More than 70 years have passed since the end of the war and today, every single day, with shame in his heart, Sen puts his hands in prayer for all his friends he lost. He hears their voices in the sky, telling him, "Hey, make sure we did not died in vain, do you understand?" And that's why today Master Sen is still very determined to tell the world that with a cup of tea and the Way of the Tea (Chado) we can still try to prevent war and bring peace. This is what he has always wanted to do. Awarded the Order of Culture by the Emperor of Japan, Sen Soshitsu is just an example of inscription you will find in some Miwa XI & other Saka Korea Saemon 10 and XII rarely available .He used to take over 500 flights from japan to the world to share this story.
Here is the moment when he celebrated with your Proud Americans in Maryland
CHADO Also known as chanoyu and refers to the Japanese tea ceremony, a spiritual and aesthetic discipline for the understanding of how to "do", and how find "the way" of tea ceremomy, centered on the activity that the host spend together with the guest. The aim is to serve to him an unforgettable moment with a cup of tea in exchange of his gratitude responds, realizing both that shared time togheter can never be repeated, and that it is an opportunity of "once in a lifetime". Chado "the way of tea" is the quintessence of Japanese aesthetics and culture. The principles behind this art of living are harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. These are universal principles that, in a busy world like ours today, can guide us towards the realization of true peace.
When u have in hand something passed fr this monk, well....
Silence is golden