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Lesson Blog Mar 23rd, 2024

The rain falls quietly, which is too cold to call as spring rain. Sometimes can hear the sound of rain hits the roof. The yellow flowers of golden bells feel bringing in the spring breeze in the dimly dark tea room, . For sweets, prepared Sakura Mochi (Taneya at Shiga).

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34th Ryuuei Tea Ceremony at Gokokuji Temple on March 16th, 2024

Ryuuei Tea Ceremony held by the Ryuueikai for the first time in four years after the coronavirus pandemic. Ryuueikai was established in 1980 as an association for the descendants of the feudal lords, hatamoto, gokenin, and other vassals of the Tokugawa shogunate. At the tea ceremony, four samurai tea ceremony schools were presented: the Oie […]

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Lesson Blog Mar 9th, 2024

The snow in day before has melted completely, and we have sunny sky today. The tea room seems to be gently wrapped by the spring light. The hanging scroll on the alcove is 「弄花香満衣」(Hana wo rousureba kaori koromo ni mitsu). The couplet is「掬水月在手」(Mizu wo kikusureba tsuki teni ari). This is a paragraph from a poem,「春山夜月」(Shunzann yagetsu), […]

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2024 Aug Lesson

Aug 10th Sat 9:30-12:00 Chigasaki ShouraianAug 24th Sat 9:30-12:00 Chigasaki Shouraian

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Lesson Blog Feb 24th, 2024

Under the blue sky which is in a while, placed Enza at outside waiting room and sprinkled water on the Roji. This is a practice of the tea ceremony preparations. I made the sound of the water falling from the bamboo pipe so faint, as pleasant to the ears. The tea room becomes brighter, as […]

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Lesson Blog Feb 17th, 2024

There is a terms "cold in three days, warms in four days." It describes feelings during February and March, which we can't wait for spring comes. The hanging scroll reads, "I want to show a grass sprouts growing under the snow, to the people who only wait for blooming flowers. The spring is come already […]

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2024 Jul Lesson

Jul 13th Sat    9:30-12:00    Chigasaki ShouraianJul 27th Sat    9:30-12:00    Chigasaki Shouraian

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Lesson Blog Feb 3rd, 2024

Today's practice is at Chigasaki Civic Cultural Hall. Tomorrow is Risshun (the first day of spring according to lunar calendar). Maybe this is the reason, today is warm sunny day like a spring. From the fourth floor, where the Japanese-style room is located, we clearly see the Tanzawa mountains. Even though Risshun comes, there is […]

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Kobori Enshu-ryu Oiemoto Hatsugama at “Tokoan” on January 21st, 2024

The Kobori Enshu-ryu Oiemoto "Hatsugama -first kettle- celebrating new year," was held at the Imperial Hotel "Tokoan" in this year as well. At the thick tea ceremony, the vermilion colored wodden warter bucket, a favorite of Kobori Enshu, brought in a hint of New Year's. At the thin tea ceremony, a Maizuru hanging incense burner […]

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Sasaki Shachu Hatsugama at “Kourakuan” on January 14th, 2024

Kobori Enshu-ryu, Sasaki Soichi Sensei's "Hatsugama -first kettle- celebrating new year," was held at "Kourakuan". This was a cheerful gathering, students from Higashi-kitazawa school and Ginza school get together. I demonstrated "Sumi-temae," which is a procedure of laying charcoal in sunken hearth. When added charcoal and incense in sunken hearth, everyone in tea room start […]

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