Monday, June 8, 2015



Last Saturday, I hosted a tea gathering to say farewell to a fellow tea student who is moving away. I hadn't hosted a group this large, so my dear husband helped me fix some additional vintage stools for the occasion. (I sanded, he painted, I made cushions.) 


The kikka (guest tables) were arranged so that we could have two seating of five people each. Sensei made tea for the guest of honor plus 4 others, and then I made tea for the second group of five students and friends.


We used the green kaigu set that I made, and my recent acquisitions, a natsume with flying bird, and tea scoop with leaf-shaped tip. Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?


i-kan-jin (man at the well) futa-oki that I made.
 




4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. That futaoki is amazing! So intricate.

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  3. More than 5 years later, so you may have answered the question - the bird on the natsume is a cuckoo.

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