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.


  1. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. That futaoki is amazing! So intricate.

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