Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

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Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby tingjunkie » May 7th, '13, 13:31

Filmed by my friend Bradford Keeney, this video shows Japanese National Living Treasure's Ikuko Osumi (master of an energy practice called Seiki Jutsu) hosting a tea ceremony conducted by National Living Treasure Professor Kato (scientist, university professor, and apparently tea and calligraphy master!).

Not sure when this video was originally shot (sometime in the mid-late 90's I believe), but both Osumi Sensei and Kato Sensei have since passed on.

I really appreciate the reverent, yet casual atmosphere going on. Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79lQrl3o6e8

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby Poohblah » May 7th, '13, 19:44

Amazing.

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby chingwa » May 7th, '13, 21:48

That was great. The first half of the vid they are doing a koudou ceremony... japanese incense... I've actually never seen a video of it before :D

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby tingjunkie » May 7th, '13, 22:02

Yeah. I'd like to know what the incense was. Any practitioners here on the forum who can recognize it? Splinters of kyara perhaps?

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby Poohblah » May 7th, '13, 22:51

I thought that might have been incense... but I wasn't very sure.

Also interesting that they had a samurai doll and empty vase in the tokonama. I am used to seeing a flower arrangement and scroll or painting.

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby TIM » May 8th, '13, 01:15

Aged Aloeswood. Thanks for sharing T.

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby chingwa » May 10th, '13, 20:03

so many NY'ers in this thread... anyone know where to go in this city to participate in a koudou ceremony? (it's probably impossible...)

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby kyarazen » Dec 13th, '13, 04:03

that is mon-koh, or "listening to incense", where a piece of fragrant wood is heated gently, in this case, it can be anything ranging from sandalwood, to agarwood.. or kyara..

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby ClarG » Dec 14th, '13, 14:17

Thanks for posting the video.

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby David R. » Dec 15th, '13, 08:50

Don' try to put the Russian subtitles with an english automatic translation... :roll:

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Re: Two National Living Treasures having a tea ceremony [video]

Postby Puerlife » Dec 16th, '13, 06:48

The man's kanji writing with a brush is spectacularly good, up there on the living national treasure level I imagine. Does anyone know what was on the pieces of paper the woman kept putting beside him as he was writing. Was he improvising a poem?

Edit - Doh, now I read the title of this thread and see he actually was a living national treasure. :mrgreen:

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