I recently had a return visit from someone who came to visit Issoan last year. We served her tea and sweets and treated her as we would any other guest. This time when she came back, she said that she was struck by how open and welcoming the students were. In her experience, tea people …
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The student teacher relationship is so important in Chado. Your teacher is like your parent in that they have brought you up in the world of tea.
My sensei, Minako-sensei, was my first teacher. Even though she passed away 13 years ago, she is still my sensei. When I talk about Sensei, I mean Minako-sensei. …
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Many of these sayings have appeared in the blog before, and students will recognize many of them from my own teachings. I have gathered them together to best of my recollection. I hope you can add your own “sensei says” in the comments.
The term “sensei” has been translated as “teacher.” Quite literally from the …
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The student says, “I am very discouraged about my tea study. What should I do?”
Sensei says, “Encourage others.”
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One of the things Machida Gyotei sensei taught us about movement within the tea room is that when you are wearing kimono, only your feet are showing, so you want to make sure that you are walking, turning, sitting and standing in a way that doesn’t look awkward and call additional attention to …
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