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…

Outdoor tea

The 17th of May Norwegian celebrate the constitution. This year was the 200th anniversary for the constitution. I was going to spend the night from the 16th to the 17th at my mam’s house. Unfortunately I had forgotten all my dogu at home. Next day my wife brought the dogu when we meet up at…

Ryakubon, you should know Ryakubon

Today I did temae for the first time since October last year. I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that I had to look up the steps for Ryakubon in a book. According to my temae record I did Ryakubon last time 4th of May 2009. Since 2007 I have done approximately 30 temae less with each…