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Posts Tagged ‘Chanoyu Tea Ceremony’

Posted in Blog on May 25, 2009

Kusakabe-san and Marc Lancet at Trax Gallery

On May 9th, the day after I arrived from Japan, Kusakabe-san and Marc Lancet opened their show at the Trax Gallery in Berkeley, California. http://www.traxgallery.com/ Before the opening reception they held a Tea Ceremony workshop. The participants made their walk to the ceremony ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 7, 2009

Horsehair vessel in the Japanese magazine "Na ...

Aoyama-san from the Yufuku Gallery in Tokyo showed me an article in the Japanese “Nagomi” magazine, when I visited him last week. The magazine is all about tea and the May no.5 edition is about walking around Tokyo Galleries to look for objects to be used for a tea ce ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 5

The last day we finished several projects and raku fired our glazed pots. Steve explains how the procedure goes. Steve starts the gas firing.The temperature will be at 900 Celsius in 1 hr. Almost ready for take out. Jennifer taking out pots. You put the pots in a trash can. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 4

After returning to the International School of Sacred Heart we glazed bisques pots for the raku we would do the next, last day. Kusakabe-san showed us how. In the evening we enjoyed our last dinner together in a Balinese restaurant. Milan, Ixchel, Euan, Jennifer, Helen, Cat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 3

Kusakabe-san showed us the next day how to trim Japanese tea bowls. Every tea bowl has its own characteristic foot “kodai”. He starts out trimming with a bamboo stick to make it even and to clearly mark the beginning of the bottom part of the bowl. And of cour ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 2

I am on my way back to the US and am in the train from Kamakura to Narita Airport what will take about 2 1/2 hours. A perfect time to continue my writing until the battery runs out. The 2nd day started out with a demonstration of Euan Craig to make different kinds of ceramic ware ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 28, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 1

The 9th World Art Educators’ Workshop in Tokyo, Japan started in the evening with a first meeting for signing in and dinner. But before that we prepared for the coming days. Steve Tootell was the organizer of the workshop. The two Master Potters were Euan Craig and Kasakab ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 8, 2008

Arakawa Toyozo

Arakawa Toyozo was a “National Living Treasure” because of his exquisite Shino and Setoguro ceramics works. He rediscovered the Shino ware. They said Shino ware was produced in Seto, but he found shards in Mino to prove that the Shino wares were fired around Toki and Tajimi C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 8, 2008

Mino Pottery

I went to the Mino area with their famous pottery of Shino, Oribe, Yellow Seto “Kiseto”, and Seto Black “Setoguro. The Mino area is a little northwest of Kyoto, near Nagoya, with its center of Toki city and Tajimi city. They manufactured pottery of representativ ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 9, 2007

Tea ceremony at Keio Department store

Today, I went to the Keio department store and attended a tea ceremony “chanoyu”. This ceremony is a great art and is engrained into the Japanese culture. It signifies no more than the making and serving of a cup of tea, but the supremely important matter is that the ... Continue Reading

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