The Making of Chashitsu, dogu and tatami

Today was a big day. Both the tatamiand the dogu from Zuiun arrived. The tatami looks and feels perfect, and has the unmistakable smell of new tatami. When placing them out I noticed that I have some small irregularities in the dimension of the room. Fortunately I have made it too big and not to small. Nothing…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 24

The building activities has mostly been on hold for the last few weeks. I tried to make a new door last week but ended up cutting the wood 4mm to short. I’m hoping to be able to buy new wood tomorrow and give it another go this weekend. Today is Ascention day, a public holiday…

Acquiring the utensils of the way – Zuiun

As you walk the path of Chado and learn more, most people eventually want to acquire some utensils of their own. There are tons of web site that sell the basic, chawan, chasen, chashaku and chakin. However once you start looking for anything outside the basic things get trickier. I have found a few English web sites…