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Japan. Travel futures and logs!

Postby Pig Hog » Apr 21st, '14, 18:53

Keep these coming! Can't wait to go out next month!

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Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 22nd, '14, 17:59

Here are A few random picks from the day. ......


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Imageanother garden, a fellow student held a chaji. It was very impressive but this was one of the only photos I was able to take.

Imageafter the chaji we had usiage, I tried some horse sashimi. I really enjoyed it.

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Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 24th, '14, 07:14

Got to see some special items today, these were passed around class, doubt this means much to anyone who is not REALLY INTO tea ceremony.

This is a chashaku made by Tantansai, 14th generation Iemoto of urasenke.
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This one is made by Gengensai, 11th generation Ieomoto of urasenke.
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This one is by Ennosai, 13th generation Iemoto of urasenke.
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This one is by yugensai, 8th generation Iemoto if urasenke. Image

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Postby JBaymore » Apr 24th, '14, 09:35

Love the Ennosai no chashaku.

You lucky duck, you.

The green here is intensifying :mrgreen: .

best,

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Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 24th, '14, 10:27

Forgot to mention the first three are all carved from the wood of the same ginko tree, that is still growing in front of konnichian.

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Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 26th, '14, 12:24

Attending a formal dinner in our honor at the Kyoto Brighton with the other Midorikai students. I'm the one with the beard ImageImageImage

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Postby Robert Fornell » Apr 27th, '14, 12:33

My heartiest congratulations to blairswhitaker as well.... I'm sure that you are, and will continue to have a mind boggling experience at Urasenke! Yoroshiku to Richard and Mari-san as well! :D

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Postby Robert Fornell » Apr 27th, '14, 12:44

For any and all interested...

After a few years break, I'm taking another group, maximum of 8, to Japan on a pottery tour which leaves the end of June and runs until the 10th of July. This years trip starts in Tokyo before heading to Kanazawa, Echizen, Shigaraki, and Kyoto with a prime focus being on chatou, or ceramics for the tea ceremony. Activities include shows at galleries and museums, studio visits, a few tea sittings with one featuring a very avante-garde chashitsu and tea master, all while taking in some amazing scenery and of course the tremendous Japanese cuisine.

Please PM for further details!

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Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 29th, '14, 05:53

Wow Robert that sounds cool, I doubt my schedule would permit, I would however love a chance to meet up when you're in kyoto.

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Postby blairswhitaker » May 14th, '14, 09:01

We took a field trip to uji today. We first visited koyamaen where we looked at their competition garden. We then viewed the tea being processed.

After that we went to fukujuen where we ground tencha into matcha then got to drink the results.

We then got a tour of the Asahi-kiln by kiln master Matsubayashi

Finally we ended our trip to uji at kanabayashi for a tour of their family museum.

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Postby blairswhitaker » Jul 4th, '14, 03:54

I have a lot if fun pics to post.

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Chashaku and chashaku Tsutsu carving with Shibano Sensei.

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Postby JBaymore » Jul 4th, '14, 11:17

SIGH! :mrgreen:

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Postby AdamMY » Jul 4th, '14, 16:11

JBaymore wrote:SIGH! :mrgreen:



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Postby Sasameyuki » Jul 5th, '14, 04:19

How I miss Japan when I see your beautiful photos. 懐かしい!

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Postby Seeker » Jul 5th, '14, 10:37

just discovered this thread.
Wow! :shock: :D
Thank you so much Blair.

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