I visited Japan for a national choir competition while I attended international school in South Korea. While in Japan, I was incredibly inspired by first, the tea ceremony that my choir was able to sit through and experience, and the beautiful sakura blossoms in Okinawa. Therefore, for my second project, I decided to do a rendition of some of the main instruments vital to the tea ceremony, and to imprint every piece with a splattering of sakura blossoms for the full effect. I always found the sakura blossom to be extremely representational of Japan’s culture, and I believe that the minimalistic appeal of the flowers will bring forth the shape of the tea cups. Traditional Japanese tea ware is very standard, but due to its imperfection and simplicity, it gives an air of importance and modesty.