Tenchaban

Ifinally got around to building a tenchaban, so that I can do tea in a seated position. I got extra motivated when one of my students hurt his knees. The only way he could continue learning tea was if he could sit on a stool. The first few weeks we used a stool and table…

Day 200 and the bowl that was

Last week, I reached a new milestone in my morning tea project¬†–¬†I have now done temae 200 days in a row. I did not do anything special for this day, but I did have an accident instead. While I was taking the koicha tea bowl off the shelf, I managed to bump it into another…

Tsurezure dana

During my recent trip to Warsaw I was introduced to a wonderfull tana. Tsurezure dana is made of laquered wood. The middle shelfe is hidden behind two small doors. Using the small hangles on the mini fusuma you can slid them back to reveale the natsume. Tsurezure dana was designed by Tantansai, Urasenkes 14th Oiemoto.…