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


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Re: This Morning's Matcha :D

Postby Seeker » Dec 3rd, '09, 02:03

And I say, "Thank you!". Wow, my prayers-in-jest were answered. :lol:
(I'll be keeping an eye on that chawan :wink: ).
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Re: This Morning's Matcha :D

Postby Margules » Dec 3rd, '09, 03:34

[/quote]Heh, just on today. For an extra inch diameter ... virtually like the SO #4 Biwa Wan ... $220.00 :shock: ... sure makes the SO #4 sound like a bargain. [/img][/quote]

He also has another very similar Biwa version up for $49.99 though. I'll admit that despite the fact that I have been following Hagi for a while now, I'm still often a bit confused by the comparative values of certain pieces. I have noticed that being designated as a chawan typically increases the price substantially, even if they aren't that much larger.

About four times the price, in this case, does seem a bit extreme though.

I'm actually considering getting the Biwa he has up right now. Based on the pictures, that may be my favorite SO so far.
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Re: This Morning's Matcha :D

Postby Seeker » Dec 3rd, '09, 15:44

Hi Margules.
The Biwa sure is nice. :D
If you get one, I'd love to see!

This morning I'm playing with and getting to know the red shino by Cory.
I'm a little tempted to name it the Treebeard chawan, but I have another that competes for that name. Hmmm.

Getting to know this chawan will lead to a name perhaps.
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Cheers.
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Re: This Morning's Matcha :D

Postby Seeker » Dec 3rd, '09, 17:40

Okay, had to post this, regarding the naming.
The red shino by Cory, definitely not treebeard.

THIS, is Treebeard:
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chawan by Robert Fornell, aka Ronin Ceramurai on TC, ash matt glazed mino style.
Cheers. :mrgreen:
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Re: This Morning's Matcha :D

Postby bonjiri » Dec 4th, '09, 05:16

Seeker wrote:Okay, had to post this, regarding the naming.
The red shino by Cory, definitely not treebeard.

THIS, is Treebeard:
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chawan by Robert Fornell, aka Ronin Ceramurai on TC, ash matt glazed mino style.
Cheers. :mrgreen:


seeker

wow. robert that is fantastic !
nice chawan !

love the crystalline rutile ! YAY !

inspirational !
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Chip » Dec 4th, '09, 12:32

"Treebeard" would be proud to have such a chawan named after him.

Seems LotR is a good source for names... :wink:
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Dec 4th, '09, 13:48

Yes - LOTR, good source; I just can't help but think of Merry and Pippin quafing forest elixir out of Treebeard's cups, and that those vessels look like RF's chawan (at least in my mind). :D
Today's matcha - Yame matcha Sansui from Zencha, in a Michael Coffee shyrabbit EverChanging stoneware tenmoku and teadust and nuka chawan.
Cory - a little homage action.
Cheers!
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And some more shots of this amazing chawan, the 1st shot inspired somehow by both GeekGirl and Cory Lum! (eg - my creative side :wink: ):
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby AdamMY » Dec 4th, '09, 14:14

Seeker I must say that chawan is stunning, possibly more so on the inside than the outside.
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Dec 4th, '09, 19:50

Thanks - and of course all tribute goes to Michael Coffee, aka shyrabbit, who is an amazing artisan!
Cheers!

ps - anyone else having matcha out there? :(
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Victoria » Dec 4th, '09, 20:24

Seeker, I'm diggin' your creative shots! Beautiful homepage. Ha.
I'll try to post some this weekend!
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Dec 4th, '09, 20:59

Awesome!!! I can hardly wait to see!!!
(here's where I'd put in a hopping up and down emoticon if I knew how).
:D
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Dec 5th, '09, 16:07

Last night as I was drifting off to sleep, I wondered about, and then decided to share my very 1st chawan. Mass produced, probably acquired at Teavana (but maybe not, I don't really remember), came in a box w/ natsume, and either a chashaku or chasen, roughly $25.
Here it is:
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my sweety composed this next shot (I need all the help I can get :? ):
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then I make matcha and screw up the comp :oops: :
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I really like the glaze on this one still. But I have to say, as I was sipping my matcha, it tasted different that usual, the chawan was sort of 'dead' in my hands and on my lips. I got to thinking about banko and yixing and their purported effects on tea (for whatever reason, subjective or otherwise), and I want to conclude that artisan made chawan are alive. I don't know how to explain it, and don't want to attempt it here, but there is an energy and an effect on the tea for me from chawan lovingly made, hand wrought, sweated over, cherished.
I really noticed a difference in the tea.
Cheers, and thanks for putting up with/tolerating my blathering on...
And I warmly and hopefully invite you to share your matcha and chawan with us here.
Peace.
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Victoria » Dec 5th, '09, 18:31

Ok, here we go! Kiri no Mori matcha in my Rikyu chawan:

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

Postby Seeker » Dec 5th, '09, 18:44

Wow Vic,
Stunning photos, and beautiful chawan.
Your first photo really grabs me - makes me feel attracted
even more to that chawan.
Love your chasen - and your beautiful chasen stand/holder.
And the handle fits inside the stand! Cool!
:D
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Re: Today's Matcha :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Victoria » Dec 5th, '09, 22:00

Awww thanks!!! I promise to try and add more pics on the weekends at least. I have some new bowls to show off and I do miss having matcha, I just don't have the time during the week. Or the light to do pictures.

The chasen is from Yukka-cha and the stand I had made for me by an Etsy artisan to match. I just found out today that the handle will fit inside, nifty!
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