Tag Archive: kagetsu

Urasenke Portland Association Rikyuki

On April 25,  for Rikyuki, we decided to try a few things a little different.  As the guests came in, they were served osayu in the machiai.  The guests then entered the honseki where they offered a flower in the many hanging vases next to the tokonoma before toko haiken and then viewing the tea …

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Claiming the prize

One of the exercises we did while Machida Gyotei sensei was here was Ko-tauki kagetsu.   I have never had the chance to do this one before, and it was something I was excited to participate in.

In regular kagetsu, there are 5 participants and 4 bowls of usucha are made.   The roles of the players …

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Confessions of a Chado geek

It has been more than a week since we had an intensive workshop here in Portland with Machida Gyotei sensei and we are grateful to Urasenke and Oiemoto for sending him to Portland.   I don’t remember the last time we had a Gyotei sensei in Portland, but I have studied with them while I was …

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October Workshops

Please don’t forget to make reservations for our October workshops:

Saturday, October 6, 10 am- Kimono alteration class, including taking measurement for proper fit of kimono. Issoan Tea School.

Saturday, October 13, 10 am – Field trip to Bamboo Gardens, North Plains.  Meet at Issoan Tea School at 9:30 for carpooling.  A …

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Kagetsu Koshukai, Beginner’s Perspective

Hello fellow Tea Lovers! It’s Karla and I apologize for my long absence from the blog. I recently completed my Masters in Teaching and have been busy, busy, busy with school, student teaching and a continuing job search. Here is a lovely picture of what Oregon looks like when the sun is coming through the …

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