Why not stay with one temae

When answering¬†my survey, a reader asked why I keep changing the temae rather than repeating the same one until I’ve mastered it. There are a couple of reasons for this. Since I’ve started keeping records of all the temae I do, I have wanted to try to perform every teamae at least once each season.…

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…

Christmas Yuki

I wanted to make a movie of Yuki temae outside during the winter. I got help from my sister and brother to do the filming, and decided to give it a first try on christmas eve. We rigged a temae-za with goza and a binkake. Even has proper charcoal burning under the tetsubin. ¬†In the…