Begin with Ryakubon

Back in 2009, I wrote a post titled Why begin with Ryakubon. Here, I wondered whether it would not be better for new students to start learning Irekodate instead of the traditional Ryakubon. The ease of transition from Irekote to Hakobi, and my own experience of starting with Hakobi usucha were my main reasons for…

Tea video

In this post I’m not going to say much, just list some videos I like about tea. Tea Duet, Urasenke and Ueda Shoko, 9:59 long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDQqJhoE3_A NHK program about Chanoyu, part 1: 15:00 long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__ejhB7cIQ NHK program about Chanoyu, part 1: 13:00 long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q64lIbq487A NHK program about tea rooms: 5:01 long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaV22Js3GLo&app=desktop Usucha, 1:55 long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hQeyj_wiw Chakai 11:42 long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRglIqMH7H0…

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…

Elevating the tea House to New heights

It has been a while since I have had time to work on the tea house. I found some immediate problems with the cabin’s main building that I had to repair. My dad came out to help me with that, but we also got time to do some work on the tea house 🙂 We…