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Sobin Koizumi vividly remembers her first Japanese tea ceremony.
She was a shy, quiet six-year-old girl, and her parents brought her to a tea house with them on a hot, muggy summer day.
“We approached the tea house and I saw that the path was splashed with water to welcome us, and I could smell a faint fragrance of incense from somewhere nearby,” says Koizumi, now 72 years old and a sensei, or teacher, from Kyoto.
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