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…

I sliped up after 148 days.

Followers of my blog know that I have been drinking Tea each day without fail for quite a while.  This summer, when on vacation on the west coast of Norway, I missed a few days of my daily Tea ritual. The day just slipped by, and suddenly I was on my way to bed and…

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…

106 days

For 106 consecutive days I did Tea every day as part of my morning tea project. This Saturday was suppose to be number 107. However, I traveled to Sweden to dive a abandoned mine and forgot both chashaku and kensui at home. I did enjoy a bowl of tea, but no temae. There was no…

Valentine’s Day

Usually I’m not a great fan of the comerzialised American traditions that seems to grow in popularity in Norway. My wife on the other hand loves both Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. We have had Thanksgivin parties most years, but hardly any Valentine’s celebration. In the beginning my company always had a skiing trip around Valentine’s…