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Japanese Tea Caddy

Japanese Tea Caddy

Belated Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a peaceful and wonderful Christmas and New Year. Sadly, we have had a tragic earthquake and air plane accident in...

Japanese Tea Caddy

Belated Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a peaceful and wonderful Christmas and New Year. Sadly, we have had a tragic earthquake and air plane accident in...

Toji (Winter Solstice)

Toji (Winter Solstice)

This year’s winter solstice is on 22nd December. So it is pretty much the darkest time of the year right now. I know I will begin to feel so much...

Toji (Winter Solstice)

This year’s winter solstice is on 22nd December. So it is pretty much the darkest time of the year right now. I know I will begin to feel so much...

Real matcha tea or green tea powder?

Real matcha tea or green tea powder?

As you might know, I recently went to Japan, travelling right across the country to visit tea makers, and artists working in ceramics, lacquer and wood. Now I am back...

Real matcha tea or green tea powder?

As you might know, I recently went to Japan, travelling right across the country to visit tea makers, and artists working in ceramics, lacquer and wood. Now I am back...

Japanese tea ceremony in Saudi Arabia

Matcha tea and diversity

At the end of September I was in Saudi Arabia to help celebrate United Nations World Tourism Day. This year it was the turn of Riyadh to host the UN’s...

Matcha tea and diversity

At the end of September I was in Saudi Arabia to help celebrate United Nations World Tourism Day. This year it was the turn of Riyadh to host the UN’s...

Season of Ro

Season of Ro

You might see a big iron tea pot is inside the tatami mat in the picture above. In November all tea ceremony hosts change their iron pot from “Furo” style...

Season of Ro

You might see a big iron tea pot is inside the tatami mat in the picture above. In November all tea ceremony hosts change their iron pot from “Furo” style...

All about Chasen (bamboo whisk)

All about Chasen (bamboo whisk)

Normally when I go to Japan, I go to Tokyo and Kyoto. But this year, when I visited in June, I went to quite a few small towns and villages...

All about Chasen (bamboo whisk)

Normally when I go to Japan, I go to Tokyo and Kyoto. But this year, when I visited in June, I went to quite a few small towns and villages...