天江 大陸 Dairik Amae
Director of Totousha
Dairik Amae studied Urasenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, under Tea Master Bisgaard Soren. Amae has extensive international experience, having grown up in Korea, Russia, the United States, Syria, and Ukraine. In 2013, he launched Totousha to promote tea in Japan and abroad.
・ Director of Totousha ・ Head of Outdoor Tea Ceremony at Aman Kyoto ・ Imamiya Shrine Maibito (Dancer) ・ Languages: Japanese, English
Drawing on my childhood experience of growing up in many different cultures and studying architectural design, I am able to provide a broad explanation of the spirituality of the tea ceremony in terms of its cultural background and aesthetics.
Q: What is your most memorable experience in nature?
Being in the desert around the ruins of Palmyra in Syria.
Q: What does nature represent to you?
That there is no good or bad, no time or borderline.
Q: What has nature taught you?
Enjoy the unexpected.
Q: What do you hope that people will get out of experiences with you as a guide?
As the phrase 心静茶味香 (when your mind is at rest the tea flavor is fragrant) suggests, tea naturally smells best when you are relaxed. I hope you enjoy a relaxing moment during the experience.