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by Pig Hog » Apr 21st 14 10:53 pm

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

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by blairswhitaker » Apr 22nd 14 9:59 pm

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


Imagea beautiful orchid in the primary lesson building.

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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by blairswhitaker » Apr 24th 14 11:14 am

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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by JBaymore » Apr 24th 14 1:35 pm

Love the Ennosai no chashaku.

You lucky duck, you.

The green here is intensifying :mrgreen: .

best,

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by blairswhitaker » Apr 24th 14 2:27 pm

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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by blairswhitaker » Apr 26th 14 4:24 pm

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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by Robert Fornell » Apr 27th 14 4:33 pm

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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by Robert Fornell » Apr 27th 14 4:44 pm

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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by blairswhitaker » Apr 29th 14 9:53 am

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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by blairswhitaker » May 14th 14 1:01 pm

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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by blairswhitaker » Jul 4th 14 7:54 am

I have a lot if fun pics to post.

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by JBaymore » Jul 4th 14 3:17 pm

SIGH! :mrgreen:

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by AdamMY » Jul 4th 14 8:11 pm

JBaymore wrote:SIGH! :mrgreen:

+1

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by Sasameyuki » Jul 5th 14 8:19 am

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

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by Seeker » Jul 5th 14 2:37 pm

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