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 David R. » Nov 25th, '12, 07:41

Deeply sorry for your loss Seeker.

You just made a great acquisition. Matcha in this oni-hagi chawan looks great. I am also looking forward to see its evolution.

As for info for Kodai, I found this : http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/kodaik.html And this is my most beautiful kodai. It gives power to this Hagi chawan.

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

Postby Drax » Nov 25th, '12, 07:44

I can chime in on some of the word stuff.

Koudai, or 高台 (second definition at that link) means "high platform" (高 meaning high, and 台 meaning platform, or stand). As far as I understand, it is a term used only with pottery (that is, you would definitely not refer to your own feet with this word!).

Oni (鬼) indeed means 'demon' -- it usually refers to a specific type of Japanese ogre demon (two horns and wearing a tiger-striped loincloth -- long story). Sometimes you'll see a "hime" hagi (which would mean "princess") -- I took that to be "silky smooth" as compared to the "oni" clay's roughness.

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

Postby ethan » Nov 25th, '12, 11:26

seeker,
Thanks for the explanation of koudai & for getting my humor which usually gets misunderstood in print.
I'm just starting to learn how much matching teaware w/ tea increases enjoyment. Threads like these help.
(Just realized I don't like the word "teaware", should just use the separate words, "cups" etc.)
all the best

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 25th, '12, 14:03

Thank you David for sharing a great koudai and an informative link, Thank you Drax for sharing valuable and interesting info, and Thank you Ethan for your inquiry and grace.

Let us eat cake!
(with our matcha of course! :mrgreen: )

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

Postby BioHorn » Nov 27th, '12, 16:50

Well, here goes my first matcha experience.

I give thanks to the generosity of my friends.

A colleagues mother was a tea teacher and this chawan come to me through her.
*previous post here*: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=15900&start=555#p229374
She stopped by to give me a hand with matcha preparation. Another friend gifted me the small, but delightful packets of matcha. It made quite a nice, rich froth and was not very bitter. It reminded me of seaweed.

For the first bowl we used 3 grams of matcha and about 70 ml of water. My friend asked for half that amount.

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

Postby MountainEd » Nov 27th, '12, 18:27

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

Oh yeah, I remember that one. Wasn't that by Sly and the Family Koan?

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

Postby Drax » Nov 27th, '12, 18:50

Bio -- that is probably the most awesomest picture of matcha being made ever. I think that really captures the process well! :D

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 27th, '12, 20:23

Drax wrote:Bio -- that is probably the most awesomest picture of matcha being made ever. I think that really captures the process well! :D

yes! excellent action shot!

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

Postby BioHorn » Nov 27th, '12, 20:57

Seeker wrote:
Drax wrote:Bio -- that is probably the most awesomest picture of matcha being made ever. I think that really captures the process well! :D

yes! excellent action shot!

Thanks Seeker and Drax. You guys are too nice. The wonders of low light photography!

I appreciate all the help from people on the forum.

Going to try to make my own chashaku.

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

Postby Seeker » Nov 27th, '12, 23:22

BioHorn wrote:Going to try to make my own chashaku.


Woh! :shock:

Please share your results when you do!

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

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Dec 28th, '12, 22:08

:mrgreen: SLURP! :mrgreen: ...and a hazy green afterglow
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Dec 31st, '12, 16:32

Beautiful Shawn!
...and inspiring.
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Re: Today's MatchaWan :D (new name, but tea's the same)

Postby Seeker » Dec 31st, '12, 16:35

I'd like to share with you a new chawan my wife gave me for Christmas.
Dan Russo is the ceramicist.
I think he calls this one 'Starry Night' due to the feldspar scattered throughout.
I love this chawan. One of the things I love is the ash that has formed green glassy glazing and crazing in a variety of places.
Also - after I'd opened the gift of this chawan, my wife and I found two hearts in the chawan - I show one in the last photo. :)
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...aahhhh.
:mrgreen:
I wish you all a Happy New Year - please tonight and always - be safe, behave consciously, may you be well, and may you be happy.

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

Postby Saladin » Jan 1st, '13, 22:19

That's a very lovely surface on that bowl. Happy New Year!

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

Postby Chip » Jan 1st, '13, 23:11

Beautiful Chawan everyone!!! I need to procure Matcha so I can participate in this topic!

Shawn, your tea ... table looks like ours.

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