Benizakura Garden Park in Sapporo City 2 !
This is where we held our ceremonial exchange of engagement 21 years ago. Of course, I paid the traditional betrothal money.
Sorry, my father paid, to be honest.
It is the tea ceremony house called "Juko-an".
Do you feel the atmosphere of the ancient Japan ?
This wing of the house is used as a cafe where everybody can use and drink tea usually.
It is a pity that I can not post the photo of inside but there is what the expatriates in Japan may want to see and touch.
Even though the garden and Hokkaido itself do not have long history in comparison with the old temple, shrine and tea house in the main land of Japan, this tea house has been loved and used by the citizen of Sapporo City.
After the ritual, we proposed a toast for the prosperity of both family, drank Japanese sake
and had lunch with happy talk.
Yes, I promised to protect my wife forever but I may be the biggest pet peeve for my wife now albeit I am exerting my best effort to give her wake-up calls every day.
Is it appropriate to wrap up the story ?