Nishiki is Japanese brocade fabric. According to my sources and notes: The patterns for this brocade are woven from various colored weft floats traveling over a limited distance. In the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), in China, they produced a warp-faced nishiki where colored warps skipping over a number of adjacent wefts formed …
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I have a new class that I will be offering this spring
In this 10 week class, students will learn the first procedure, Ryakubon. It is a complete tea ceremony with all the essential elements, but you can do it without a lot of equipment or tea room. I have shared tea this …
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I have had some inquiries about when my next introduction class will be held. And now here it is: starting Saturday, April 28th 1:00-2:30 for 10 weeks.
Introduction to Japanese Culture through the Tea Ceremony
Harmony, purity, respect and tranquility. These are the four principles of tea ceremony distilled from Japanese culture. In this ten …
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One of the pleasures of attending a tea gathering are the stories told at the gathering. Putting together how the meaning of the scroll and the choices of the utensils along with the poetic names of the sweets and chashaku make for an interesting time.
Some of my students are beginnning to study the kazari …
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