This year for Hatsugama we changed things a little bit. Instead of many small seki, we had one large group event. Our little group has grown up and we had a lot more people to serve.
This year of the fire monkey and the chokudai is hito or person.
Buffet style luncheon and then koicha and usucha were served.
Thank you all for attending.
Issoan Tea School Hatsugama
January 17, 2016
The Great Morning:
Winds of long ago
Blow through the pine trees.
ENTRANCE Welcome table, guest book
MACHIAI Sumitori and Year of Monkey display
HONSEKI Jiku Souju sennen no midori ?????, A pine tree is green for a thousand years
Hana Seasonal flowers
Hanaire Ceramic, representing charcoal bamboo, by Richard Brandt
Kama Ubaguchi style
Kashiwa, oak leaf design
Made by Keiten Takaheshi, Japanese Living National Treasure
Ko Ume gaka, scent of plum, Shoyeido
Kogo Monkey, from the collection of Minako-sensei
Tana Take Daisu
Kaigu Matching set in celadon
KOICHA Omogashi Hanabira mochi
Koicha Seiun, from Ippodo
Chawan Shimadai, nested bowls lined with gold and silver foil
Chaire Made by potter Randy Burks, Utah
Shifuku Ho’o hana mon kinran
Chashaku Koushin, Renewal, made by Genko
USUCHA Higashi Assorted
Usucha Ikuyo no mukashi, from Ippodo
Natsume Black lacquer
Matsu karakusa, pine arabesque makie
Chashaku Kotobuki (Auspiciosness, celebration) by Zuiho
Omojawan Kyo yaki, gold bamboo
Kaejawan White raku