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Inayoshi Osamu, Japanese Potter coming to Portland

Inayoshi Osamu will be returning to the U.S. at the end of this month and will be presenting a demo workshop at The Oregon College of Art and Craft.I thought you may be interested, and/or would know of others who may be as well.

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Fee structure for Inayoshi Osamu workshop (demo)

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Hatsugama preparations

We are lucky this time of year to be able to participate in Hatsugama, the first kettle of the year.  It is one of the biggest events of the year, and I have been preparing for this since early November.   I have developed over the years a countdown checklist that starts about 2 months out …

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The joy of tea

Today I had the lucky opportunity of hosting a chakai for people that I had never met.  However these two people had traveled many thousands of miles from North and East of here to be my guests.   They were graduates of the Midorikai program in Kyoto and attended about 5 years before I had gone …

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Shogatsu 2013

he Portland Japanese Garden Shogatsu celebration, where we made tea for the public with the Misonodana.

   

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Winter intensive

The day after Christmas, December 26th we had our first Winter intensive at Issoan Tea School.  For my students it was their first intensive.  We started at 3 pm and ended at 9:30 pm.  In between we sat zazen, practiced warigeiko, reviewed movement in the tearoom,  did five teamae, laid the charcoal shozumi and rebuilt …

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