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,…

Hatsugama photos

5th of January I held Hatsugama, the first kettle of tea. I had invited five friends, but unfortunately two was unable to attend due to some emergency overtime at their company. A small meal was served first, then koicha. I enjoyed the event, and hope that the guest did too. These are some photos from…

The Koicha Virgin

I never feel more out of place than when I do not know the rules or expectation of a setting. Therefore I will try to give a short introduction to being a guest at a koicha event. Just as singing you can’t learn tea by reading, but you can be a bit more prepared. The…

The first Chakai

I have written many posts about the construction of the Tea-room. This saturday I held the very first chakai in my new room. In advance of that I had to make a new door, again! Still it is some way off perfect, but it works (somewhat). Seven guests came to have Tea. I divided them into two…