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Chakai planning 2017

This year, I have several students who have put on a chakai or are planning to put on chakai for guests.  It takes a lot of planning and effort to do this, and yes a lot of courage to do it.  From the beginning to just decide to host a gathering is kind of a …

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Hatsugama 2016

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 …

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Kashintei Kai March Chakai

I have the privilege of belonging to  Kashintei Kai a tea group that holds a once a month chakai at the tea house in the Portland Japanese Garden. It was my turn to host in March and I decided to use the tsurigama, or hanging kettle.  This is a very special kettle because it belonged …

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Hatsugama Issoan Tea Room

Hatsugama at Issoan Tea room started on Saturday January 3 with teachers and experienced tea people.  Sunday January 4, there were  three seki for students.

Upon entering guests were seated in the machiai.  When the hosts were ready the guests were served osayu and invited to use the tsukubai and proceed to the tea room.

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My first chakai

I’d like to introduce to you a guest blogger, Stephanie. She is a student and has been studying for more than 2 1/2 years. Earlier this year, she put on her first chakai:

Earlier this year I hosted my first chakai (tea gathering) for a fellow student who was returning to Japan. It was fitting …

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