The Making of Chashitsu, Day 24

x2The building activities has mostly been on hold for the last few weeks. I tried to make a new door last week but ended up cutting the wood 4mm to short. I’m hoping to be able to buy new wood tomorrow and give it another go this weekend.
Today is Ascention day, a public holiday in Norway, so I had some time to make covers for the ro openings in preparation for the furo season and the arrival of my new tatami. Actually the tatami should have been here by now, but I haven’t heard anything from the shop.

Zuiun sent two boxes of dogu for me. For some odd reason only one have arrived. They were shipped the same day from Kyoto, but apparantly one of the boxes is still in Osaka 🙁 The package that arrived contained my very first furosakibyobu. See the image above. These are surprisingly expensive. I paid $298 plus shipping for this one, which was one of the cheaper I could find.
As you can se I’m still using my okiro kama for the furo season. This is soon to change. I have a system where a friend borrow my ro kettle during the furo season and the furo kettle during the ro season. Just need to make the swap.

 

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