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

by Fuut » Jun 15th, '14, 08:42

Wow that looks extremely nice and roomy enough to do everything. Also i think i see a lovely Seto tea caddy coupled with a deep kuro raku chawan (with the thick rim in the second photo).

If you don't mind me asking; where did you purchase or receive those tatami mats. And are they standard in size? Anyway, i love the layout. Looks very nice.

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

by JBaymore » Jun 15th, '14, 09:48

Fuut wrote:If you don't mind me asking; where did you purchase or receive those tatami mats. And are they standard in size? Anyway, i love the layout. Looks very nice.
Blair is in Kyoto.

There are two sort of "standard" sizes..... one in the eastern part of Japan (Tokyo) and one in the western (Kyoto).

Tatami are easy to find in the USA...... where are you?

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by blairswhitaker » Jun 15th, '14, 10:34

Good eye fuut, it is indeed a kuro raku bowl, and a seto chaire. Yes my room is surprisingly large, it's actually larger than the dorm room I shared with a roommate back in my college days.

Those are standard kyoto size tatami, one full mat and one half mat. I do temae on the full mat and the half mat is for my guest, that was in tonight's case a shared role by myself.

The mats were left behind by some previous students.

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by JBaymore » Jun 15th, '14, 12:53

blairswhitaker wrote: I do temae on the full mat and the half mat is for my guest, that was in tonight's case a shared role by myself.
You are beside youself? :wink:

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

by debunix » Jun 15th, '14, 13:42

Looks gorgeous, peaceful, meditative, and delicious. A sweet setup to contemplate simplicity and beauty....and tea!

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by blairswhitaker » Jul 1st, '14, 09:04

"Summer time and the liven's easy..."

Hayashi koyo, hagi hirachawan.

Tea: sayaka no mukashi by ippodo

Warm it up.
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Add some tea.
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Whisk it real good.
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View the "well"
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Haiken the koudai.
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Provenance.
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by debunix » Jul 1st, '14, 14:02

Delicious.

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by Pig Hog » Jul 1st, '14, 14:10

debunix wrote:Delicious.
おいしいです。


I just made usucha in my hagi ippukuwan. Too late for photos though.

Soon, although I can't really afford it, I might have to pick up a new chawan from one of the more prominent Japanese eBayers...

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by JBaymore » Jul 1st, '14, 17:08

Pig Hog wrote:Soon, although I can't really afford it, I might have to pick up a new chawan from one of the more prominent Japanese eBayers...
Kanzaki Shiho-san. :wink:

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by Seeker » Jul 2nd, '14, 02:55

Blair - Fantastic! What a gorgeous hagi hirachawan! And I love your photo set. I can hardly wait until morning for my matcha!
Thank you for the inspiration.

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by Pig Hog » Jul 2nd, '14, 03:18

Some amazing pieces! Unfortunately, the majority are a little out of my price range at the moment.

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by blairswhitaker » Jul 4th, '14, 03:40

Ariachakin, time to cool off.



Matcha; seijin no shiro by fukujuen.

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by Pig Hog » Jul 4th, '14, 05:33

Is there a reason for placing the chashaku upside down on the chawan?

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by blairswhitaker » Jul 4th, '14, 06:00

Pig Hog wrote:Is there a reason for placing the chashaku upside down on the chawan?
yes, when you carry the tea bowl into the room it would be too unstable otherwise, the tip is quite weighted and do the the physics of the shape it is very easy for it to flip over if carried in tip up. the more wabi the rim of the bowl the more challenging it would be.
Seeker wrote:Blair - Fantastic! What a gorgeous hagi hirachawan! And I love your photo set. I can hardly wait until morning for my matcha!
Thank you for the inspiration.
seeker I was hoping we would have gotten to see some pics.

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by Pig Hog » Jul 4th, '14, 07:31

I really ought to get myself a natsume...

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