Tsukimi chakai at Issoan

Tsukimi Chakai, moon viewing at Issoan,

The night was clear after a weekend of rain for the moon viewing at Issoan. The chakai was virtual and 15 guests attended.

Guests were escorted through the Nijiriguchi to view the tokonoma.   The scroll reads, “Mizu wo kikusureba tsuki te ni ari,” or Scoop water and the moon is in your hands.

Seasonal flowers in a crescent moon hanging vase.

Sweets, two kinds

Temaeza: White raku bowl, hira mizusashi

Rabbits pounding mochi futaoki

Sasa tsuyu makie  chu natsume


Chashaku by Zuiun, gomei “seisui,” calm waters

I hope everyone had a good time.


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    • admin on September 21, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    How nice to hear from you. I just sent you a messenger text.

    • Miyo on September 21, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Dear Marjorie,
    What an absolutely lovely posting & photos.
    In the Southern Hemisphere we watched an orange full moon rise in the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa.
    No ocha but a special month with my daughter, her newborn & family.

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