Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)


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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Drax » Mar 8th, '11, 20:56

bonjiri wrote:gestural. nice mikomi


You guys with your names kill me... so what does "mikomi" mean in terms of teaware? Normally it means something along the lines of anticipation, expectation, or forecast....
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 9th, '11, 02:02

I understand it to mean the inside of the chawan.
I'm curious to hear more accurately from our resident ceramurai however...
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby karmaplace » Mar 10th, '11, 01:44

Seeker wrote:Wow Karma & Buzz...
Those are each gorgeously beautiful chawan!

Could we see them with matcha :o ???

:mrgreen:


Ask and you shall receive. :mrgreen:

My Footprints in Snow chawan with Yuuki-Cha's Yuuki Konjo Matcha, purchased back in July. I, new to matcha then, ordered the 100g bag, which needs to be devoured by April. :roll:
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 10th, '11, 02:06

Beauoooooootiful Karma!
And oh so scrumptious looking!
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 10th, '11, 16:16

Today's matcha and chawan.

Can you see the steam?
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I think this chawan has the most beautiful koudai of all my chawan.
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chawan by Cory Lum, matcha is Yuuki-cha's tenkei hana, my favorite.
cheers.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby karmaplace » Mar 10th, '11, 22:07

Looks delicious, Seeker. I want to breath in that steam!

I'm cycling through my chawan this week so I can show them all off. Today I used my Melanie Sherman teabowl.

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I love the bottoms of her pieces, so here's this teabowl's koudai.

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And with today's matcha (more Yuuki Konjo, because it's all I have and I need to finish it).

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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 11th, '11, 04:16

I'm loving seeing your chawan Karma!
That Melanie Sherman bowl is really cool.
Very interesting koudai.
And I love the beautiful detailed trim around the bottom just above the foot - gives an almost Victorian feel.
Awesome!
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby karmaplace » Mar 12th, '11, 02:43

Seeker wrote:That Melanie Sherman bowl is really cool.
Very interesting koudai.
And I love the beautiful detailed trim around the bottom just above the foot - gives an almost Victorian feel.
Awesome!


The koudai has actual ridges! It's quite fun to hold. I love the trim too. I have two tumblers from her as well, both with very different and interesting trims and feet.

I got a very different kind of chawan today. Actually, there are two, but one's for me and one's for my boyfriend. And they will probably be used for other things as well as matcha. :wink: They were made by Cephalopod Ink.

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The angler fish is angry because I hogged all the matcha. :mrgreen:
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Stentor » Mar 12th, '11, 09:09

karmaplace wrote:Today I used my Melanie Sherman teabowl.


Very impressive! Such attention to detail.
Did you whisk the matcha in it, though? It doesn't look very wide.
I like how she decorated the bottom. After all, this is the part of the bowl that people see when you are drinking from it.
Very creative, unique style I haven't seen from anybody else so far.

Karmapla... wrote:The koudai has actual ridges! It's quite fun to hold. I love the trim too. I have two tumblers from her as well, both with very different and interesting trims and feet.


Just did a search to see if you posted pictures of them as well. I see that you did. Beautiful!

I will have to keep an eye out for her work!
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby karmaplace » Mar 12th, '11, 09:34

Stentor wrote:
karmaplace wrote:Today I used my Melanie Sherman teabowl.


Very impressive! Such attention to detail.
Did you whisk the matcha in it, though? It doesn't look very wide.
I like how she decorated the bottom. After all, this is the part of the bowl that people see when you are drinking from it.
Very creative, unique style I haven't seen from anybody else so far.

Karmapla... wrote:The koudai has actual ridges! It's quite fun to hold. I love the trim too. I have two tumblers from her as well, both with very different and interesting trims and feet.


Just did a search to see if you posted pictures of them as well. I see that you did. Beautiful!

I will have to keep an eye out for her work!


The bowl isn't very wide, but I left my chasen in the States so I've been using a battery-operated frother, which fit inside.

I love her style. She's on Etsy, but she's on vacation right now (though she should be back soon with more pieces).
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby jaderabbit » Mar 12th, '11, 15:54

I broke my piggy bank and splurged on this Seigan Hagi!
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Won't be for another couple months till I can afford some good matcha. :cry: Sometimes I wonder if I like teaware more than tea. :?
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Nenugal » Mar 12th, '11, 18:58

jaderabbit wrote:I broke my piggy bank and splurged on this Seigan Hagi!
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More images on my blog http://chayeji.wordpress.com/.
Won't be for another couple months till I can afford some good matcha. :cry: Sometimes I wonder if I like teaware more than tea. :?


That's a really nice one :)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 13th, '11, 15:27

Wow - those angler fish chawan really pop, they've got serious pizzazz - matcha looks amazing in them!
Thanks for sharing. What creative and beautiful chawan - love them!
Great new Seigan Jade! May I ask it's size?
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby gargoylekitty » Mar 13th, '11, 15:44

Love, love, love those angler fish ones, especially the inside.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Mar 13th, '11, 17:47

Yes - isn't that mikomi amazing!
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