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First Virtual Chakai at Issoan

Yesterday for Memorial Day, we had our first virtual chakai at Issoan.  The theme was “Then and now.”  Since we are still on lock down for the Corona virus in Oregon, we had to do  it via Zoom.  There were many innovations since the students cannot come to Issoan for lessons, and creative interpretations of …

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Quiz Answers posted

The answers to the Japanese Ceramics Quiz are posted.  You can see the quiz and answers here.

Here is the Intro to Japanese ceramics to help you identify Japanese ceramics.

How many did you get?

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Chanoyu in a time of Corona virus

It has been 65 days since we have been self-isolating here in Portland.  Things were already starting to shut down when I decided to cancel all chanoyu classes, workshops, demonstrations and events and close Issoan tea room for teaching.

The tea room feels empty, but not lonely.  Everyday, I zokin the tatami, hang a scroll …

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A light has gone out

We live in a time of Corona virus.  There is no cure, no vaccine, and we have all been asked to sacrifice by staying at home, social distancing 6 feet or more and wear face coverings.  Which seems a small price to pay for staying alive.  For more than 50,000 people who have succumbed …

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Japanese Ceramics quiz

I hope everyone is getting along with social distancing.  While we are at home, I have devised a short quiz for students.  * I have decided to offer prizes for the quiz.  This is an open book quiz and I have put together a resource to help you identify Japanese ceramics:

Intro to Japanese ceramics

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