Tea in unusual places – Lindesnes

In this series of posts I will be making short movies of people, mostly yours truly, making Tea in unusual places. I hope you will enjoy these movies as an inspiration to do Tea outdoors. Please leave feedback using the comment field. Tea in Unusual Places 1 – Lindesnes Lindesnes is the southernmost point of…

1k with Senpai

A while back, I noticed that I had just performed my 1.000th temae. Since I didn’t notice this ahead of time, I didn’t do anything special for the occasion. To remedy that, I wanted to do something for the 1.024th temae instead. If you’re not a computer geek, and wonder why 1.024 is a special number,…

Temae 1.000

  Yesterday I recorded my 1.000 temae. I started keeping record in 2002 and now twelve years later I have done temae 1.000 times. In addition to my temae there is another 312 temae performed by other students. My 1.000th temae was otsu-bukuro. I regret that I did not do something special. I should have…

Why not stay with one temae

When answering my survey, a reader asked why I keep changing the temae rather than repeating the same one until I’ve mastered it. There are a couple of reasons for this. Since I’ve started keeping records of all the temae I do, I have wanted to try to perform every teamae at least once each season.…

Outdoor tea

The 17th of May Norwegian celebrate the constitution. This year was the 200th anniversary for the constitution. I was going to spend the night from the 16th to the 17th at my mam’s house. Unfortunately I had forgotten all my dogu at home. Next day my wife brought the dogu when we meet up at…

Wakei in the garden

This first of may, which is a holiday in Norway, I pitched my brand new tent in our garden. The manufacturer deliver their tents with unsealed seams, and leave it to the new owner to seal it. The best way to do this, is to pitch the tent and apply the silicon while it is standing.…

Gyakugate

When I visited Warsaw I was inspired by my teachers story of dairo to try gyakugate again. I rearranged my room, having made two cuts for the RO it was quite easy. Just had to lift up all the tatamis and shift things about. After five minutes my room was all changed. It was strange…

Denmark

This has been a crazy few months, but I have mostly my self to blame. I have booked a bit too many things. I have already been to Latvia, Sweden, Poland, Germany and now Denmark. As I arrived in Denmark I realized that I had forgotten to bring my waterboiler. So the first morning I…

Warsaw 2014

I came to Warsaw fairly late Friday evening, so no practice then. Saturday was a Tea day. We started quite early. Another student and I did temae, Daitenmoku and Wakin. Then we spent a litle while swapping out the electric ro for a propper charcoal one. They are planning to use sumi for next weeks…

Morning Tea #100

Today was the 100th day of morning tea. I’m very happy with this tradition and after one hundred consecutive days of tea I’m comitted to continue. Maybe 2014 will be the first year with tea every single day of the year. Todays temae was Bondate. A while back I started to do also the longer…