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 minor_glitch » Nov 16th, '12, 07:38

Seeker wrote:disco matcha - yeah!
:lol:

And so begins the naming of tea themed disco songs!
Let's see... Chawan Inferno? It's Raining Matcha? YMCAsamushi?

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

Postby David R. » Nov 16th, '12, 09:26

Great new acquisition Seeker !

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 16th, '12, 13:23

minor_glitch wrote:
Seeker wrote:disco matcha - yeah!
:lol:

And so begins the naming of tea themed disco songs!
Let's see... Chawan Inferno? It's Raining Matcha? YMCAsamushi?

:lol:
Your fun reminded me of this from a previous post:
Matcha, matcha man, I wanna be,
a matcha man!
:mrgreen: :wink:

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

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Nov 16th, '12, 13:39

:lol: WE-ARE-FOAMily, lalalalalalalala :shock:

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 16th, '12, 14:22

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Was just mucking around with my Canon sx30is, and I have to say I am just hating this camera right now!
:evil:
Pulled out the manual, adjusted white balance for the light where I often shoot - and only achieved a slightly different disco look.
Grrrr.
Seems I can only effectively use this camera with decent daylight.
Hate, hate, growl, stomp.
:evil:
ps - the shots of Shawn's yunomi over in 'show off your pots and cups' were taken in an incoming beam of sunlight.
pps- I'm fairly certain this must be operator error, but of course this doesn't help my frustration much.
:cry: I miss GeekGirl! :cry:

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

Postby minor_glitch » Nov 17th, '12, 03:37

GreenwoodStudio wrote::lol: WE-ARE-FOAMily, lalalalalalalala :shock:

...I filled my guinomi with tea!

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 18th, '12, 01:13

minor_glitch wrote:
GreenwoodStudio wrote::lol: WE-ARE-FOAMily, lalalalalalalala :shock:

...I filled my guinomi with tea!

Awesome!!! :D :lol: :P

...and thank you David! Hey you hear anything/know anything about how Robert's doing?

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

Postby Chip » Nov 18th, '12, 01:22

Seeker wrote:Apologies for my absence and lack of responsiveness for awhile - my mom has been declining, and has now recently passed. So, I've been a bit preoccupied.

Seeker, sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Since you have been gone for a while, I don't know if you heard of Iannon's sudden passing.

Good luck with the camera problems.

Just received an unexpected gift on one of Shawn's new chawan. Will hopefully post soon.

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 20th, '12, 01:43

Hi Chip,
Thank you.
I didn't know about Iannon.
I am so sorry for Iannon's passing and all affected.
To Iannon - I wish Godspeed and blessed transition.

To you - congrats on the gifted chawan. I am excited and hopeful to see it.
I've been digging Shawn's work.
May you be well.

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 24th, '12, 16:54

So, I guess when the going gets tough, I go chawan hunting. :mrgreen:
Here's a new Hagi chawan by Yamane Seigan that I just received and completed water treating.
1st - a little mood lighting :wink:
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cheers!

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 24th, '12, 17:20

ahhh, and yes,
the koudai...
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby blairswhitaker » Nov 24th, '12, 18:03

Seeker deeply sorry to hear about your mother. I hope you are finding your way through the grieving process.


On a brighter note that is an amazing Hagi chawan. looks stunning, you may have the best collection I have seen on here.

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 25th, '12, 00:09

Thank you B for your deeply kind words.
I am making my way thru the process as consciously as I can.
Her memorial is next Sunday Dec 2nd, and with that looming, I'm finding myself more challenged of late.
I bow in gratitude also to your generous words about the chawan I so love and enjoy sharing.
I LOVE seeing yours too!
I'm excited to see how the new Oni-hagi bowl evolves.
I've pretty much decided that I am unable with my limited skill to use my camera in artificial light - only shots I like and that seem at all acceptable are in natural sunlight.
May you be happy, may you be safe, may you be well.

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

Postby ethan » Nov 25th, '12, 01:34

seeker,
"koudai" is a new word for me. Interesting how the glaze overflows onto the sides of the legs. The bottom is usually not in sight; so, one might skimp on glaze there, but the decision was to have more than enough...the bottom thus is not so defined as a bottom, it is not as finite...the flow gives a nice feeling, which you chose to show & appreciate. Thanks.
(or is koudai some cake w/ a melted icing one eats w/ green tea?)
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Nov 25th, '12, 02:52

Hi Ethan,
As I understand it, and bare in mind i have no formal training, 'Koudai' is the 'foot' of a chawan, most often crafted as a protruding ring of clay. The purpose of the foot (besides offering a stable foundation upon which the chawan stands) is to offer a way for the person preparing matcha to grip, handle, and manipulate the chawan safely and gracefully during chanoyu. Often, the koudai doesn't receive any glaze. It is customary to view and appreciate the foot of the chawan as part of chanoyu. It is also part of the aesthetic of chanoyu for me (and i think for others) that the koudai feel good in the hand of the person sipping matcha from the chawan.
This 'split foot' koudai on the oni-hagi chawan I believe to be very un-traditional. And I must say this koudai has quite a presence when I sip from it.
I learned tonight that 'oni' means 'demon' in Japanese, and may suggest 'strong' or 'assertive' presence - and this koudai is that in my hand.
I hope other voices will chime in on what I've shared?
Best to you,
Seeker
ps - some cake with melted icing would be nice with my matcha! :mrgreen:
Perhaps chocolate with cream cheese frosting? :P

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