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Shifuku 3 Pieces For Chabako Use - Japanese Tea Mart Rikyu. Professor Allan Sōsei Palmer is creating Lectures on the Anatomy of Chanoyu. Webinar Description: Chanoyu: The Anatomy of the Japanese Tea CeremonyDates Time : Every two weeks, beginning Saturday, August 8th, 1pm EDTDuration : 108 minutes This webinar series is to commemorate Professor Allan Sosei Palmer's 50 years of association with Japan and Chanoyu.

Professor Allan Sōsei Palmer is creating Lectures on the Anatomy of Chanoyu

Modular tea room – Gallery – TeaLife Audio. And here is a very short description of how to: Start with the base.

Modular tea room – Gallery – TeaLife Audio

I built mine 10’ x 10’ using 2×12’s (this gives you approx 12 extra inches…). This way I could actually have a ro in the floor. I simply made four boxes, 5×5 each, so they all come together in the middle at one point, also enabling the ro (there would not be structure in the way…)Floor. I used 2 layers of 3/4” plywood. 1 layer was a little too saggy….The simplest way to have a modular tea room in retrospect is to have 3 fixed walls, however you want to do them, and make the 4th wall one that can move to make a 3 mat room.Walls. 2 of my walls are fixed, using 1/4” plywood with a maple veneer.

My room is in 4 1/2 mat mode right now. TeaLife Audio – A podcast about Japanese way of Tea. Chanoyu to wa...., Rikyū Chanoyu Sho, Book 4 (Part 2),  Appendix 2:  ... SweetPersimmon: Higashi, dry sweets for usucha. Originally the term kashi meant fruits, berries or nuts.

SweetPersimmon: Higashi, dry sweets for usucha

Literally, higashi means dry sweets. These are sweets for usucha or thin tea as opposed to namagashi or wet sweets for koicha, thick tea. In Japan, higashi include the ubiquitous pressed sugar sweets, pulled sugar candy aruheito, gumdrop-like jellies rolled in sugar and senbei crackers. Outside of Japan it may be difficult to get these Japanese sweets or even make them yourself. As alternatives, you can use dried fruit or berries, dates, or combinations with nuts. I have tried to make the pressed sugar sweets (called uchimono) with powdered sugar, but they tasted too sweet and chalky.

I tried to make my own wasanbon using turbinado or raw crystallized sugar by putting it in a blender to make it powdered. The following is a recipe for rakugan from Kimika Soko Takechi and Larry Sokyo Tiscornia at teatimes@chanoyu.com. FOR SHITORIMITSU: (mizuame [syrup] or Karo light corn syrup) 1 part (water) 2 parts. Hishaku: Bamboo Water Ladel for Japanese Tea Ceremony. Chabako crazy. Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden. Teaware Collection Exhibit The Sokiku Nakatani Japanese Teaware Collection presents the ceramics, scrolls, and tea utensils collected and used by Sokiku Nakatani in her studies and as a teacher of Chado (the Way of Tea).

Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden

The 147 items in this Collection were donated to California State University, Sacramento in 2006 and are housed in the University Library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives. The items in the Collection, because it was the personal collection of Sokiku Nakatani, demonstrate her level of expertise, interests, and aesthetics, and they also serve to promote understanding and interest in the study of Tea and in Japanese culture and design.

Grouping 1 Tenmoku glazed chawan, black on the outside with a plum design inside, considered very formal. Mizusashi in bentwood. Top. Temae 点前. Kyoma size (Kyoto-size) Portable Tatami Mat. Usu-Yawa TATAMI with genuine Japanese –grown rush grass The distinctive, traditional scent of rush grass soothes and calms.

Kyoma size (Kyoto-size) Portable Tatami Mat

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A "Just-Right" Meeting of Comfort and Firmness Our authentic, traditional Japanese Kaiteki Tatami Mats are the perfect Asian style floor covering and are both comfortable enough to walk on and yet soft enough to rest on or perhaps lay a mattress on.

Tatami Mats, Japanese Tatami mats, Japanese flooring

Learn More 1/2 Size: Half Size Mat is 35.5" long by 35.5" wide and 2.25" thick, 42 lbs. Homepage - What is NAJTIA.com - NAJTIA / North American Japanese Tea Instructors Association. Way of Tea - Japanese Tea Ceremony Matcha and Tea Utensils. Japanese Tea Ceremony. Warigeiko: Divided Practice. Kanes Tea - Top quality Japanese tea Maker. Chinese Tea Ceremony - Seven Cups Fine Chinese Teas. Curated Puer Tea - White 2 Tea Co. Gong Fu Cha - The Complete Guide To Making Chinese Tea by Daniel Lui. Download this guide by Daniel Lui as a PDF file here.

Gong Fu Cha - The Complete Guide To Making Chinese Tea by Daniel Lui

This guide will introduce you to the Chinese method of tea-making, called "Gong Fu Cha" - "Tea With Great Skill". Unlike wine drinkers who learn about vines and vintages, the tea-maker must make what they drink, which requires not just knowledge but skill in selecting and using their tools. With the information presented in this guide, one can progress quickly to an advanced stage of tea-making in this traditional and ancient art. When I first moved to North America from Hong Kong, local friends would invite me to their homes for tea.

I would watch them bring out their large big teapot, throw in some tea leaves, add boiling water and let the leaves steep until the brew was very strong. Gong Fu Cha is as much about escaping the pressures of life for a few moments as it is about enjoying every drop of tea. So let’s jump right in. Urasenke Konnichian Official English Website. An Introduction to Chado Chado, also known as chanoyu and commonly referred to as the Japanese Tea Ceremony in English, is a spiritual and aesthetic discipline for refinement of the self — known in Japanese as a "do," a 'way'.

Urasenke Konnichian Official English Website

The word 'chado' means "the way of tea. " This way called chado centers on the activity of host and guest spending a mutually heartwarming time together over a bowl of matcha tea. The host aims to serve the guest an unforgettably satisfying bowl of tea, and the guest responds with thankfulness, both of them realizing that the time shared can never be repeated, that it is a "once in a lifetime" occasion. The Spirit of Chado Chado Origins and History Chado Outside Japan. Yuuki-Cha - Organic Green Tea. Japanese Green Tea & Matcha - From Japan To Your Door!

JAPANESE GREEN TEA.