Hi Margules, and Hi Chip,
Thank you for your responses.
I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree Margules - I think we'd be just fine with another chawan thread - and not just a chawan thread mind you, but a chawan AND matcha thread. Also, I am well aware of and participate in the thread you referenced, and it is titled to be specifically for "favorite" chawan.
I had the thought that such a title may limit the chawan we get to see/share, and since I love & adore chawan (and hope I'm not the only one) -- my passion makes me want to see more of the chawan of others, the matcha in those chawan, the matcha coated chasen and possibly chashaku, etc. And it would be sooo, so cool to see the various chawan our esteemed TC friends/compatriots have collected and love.
Perhaps there could even be comments about why this particular chawan on this particular day?
It warms my heart to sit and sip from this day's chawan, this days matcha, and know that others, perhaps even at the very same moment, might be sipping too. And I find that making a little connection and perhaps even sharing some kind acknowledgment with each other is sustaining.
Another thought I had, was that newly acquired/purchased/found chawan might get on the favorite thread for their novelty; but I noticed the thread dropping away, not getting any attention, maybe because this difficult economy might have prevented much chawan acquisition -- and so I wanted to open up a thread that included all chawan, old, ancient, borrowed, given, bought, found, whatever.
So come one, come all - let's share some morning matcha! (and the chawan too!)
And Dear Chip,
Thank you for your kind acknowledgment of the "Rabbit's Fur" chawan.
I'd like to see your Tebineri Kyusu, aka "da bomb" sometime - but I know that'd be another thread (probably already posted, but I missed it).
To borrow from a far more clever TC'r than I --
Matcha matcha man...