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Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s my backpack  http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/07/20/travel-theme-tradition/ this week is Tradition.

Two traditions that I find absolutely charming are the Japanese tea ceremony and traditional Japanese dancing. They are both imbued with such a wealth of custom and symbolism, which is why I probably find them so fascinating.

In both instances, every movement is fluid and beautifully performed. There is nothing hurried or discordant.  In today’s hectic, fast-paced world it is very refreshing to watch or even participate in something so carefully precise and considered.

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