Storehouse to Teahouse

Since the Chabarn ended up being too expensive, I have started a smaller project. At my cabin, there is a small storehouse (“stabbur” in Norwegain), that I am going to turn into a combined Tea-house and guest-house. I’m looking at three mats and a 80cm by 320cm mizu-ya.  But first I need to renovate the building.…

The Dream

I had a dream that went up in flames. After a lengthy process, I got some price quotes for building the Tea barn. Unfortunately, they were two-to-three times higher than expected. This makes it impossible for me to build the barn. :'( I’m currently working on some other plans that might be more affordable. Last month,…

Day 150

Taking a quick Tea break, before I go back to bulding my Tea hut (more on that later). Today was the 150th day in a row that I did temae, which is a new record for me!:) Happy Easter to you all!

TeaLife Audio – Podcast about the way of tea

TeaLife Audio is a podcast about the Japanese Way of Tea that I’m involved with. You can listen to the show (for free) on our web page http://tealife.audio/ or you can also find the show on iTunes and Stitcher by searching for TeaLife. A podcast, for those not familiar with it, is a type of radio show…

Looking back on 2014

Memorable Tea moments I arranged Hatsugama for three friends in my yojo-han. This was a nice gathering. My old teacher travelled in from a town about an hour away to participate. It was great to catch up with him again. Due to the distance between our homes, we meet all to seldom. But that in…