We need topic ideas! (2 replies and 2 comments)
When we started the podcast we had a plan for 10 episodes, we are currently preparing to record episode 64. It is always difficult to come up with good topics for discussions, so we encourage you all to help us come up with ideas. Please post them here or send one of us a direct message
I just found your podcast, which was a really nice surprise.
Do you guys have a more active social part? like Facebook, telegram or anything? I did not really find anything so... I will ask here. Sorry 🙂
I moved back from my one dream year doing kyudo in Japan where I was lucky enough to be able to start learning sadou from an edosenke sensei. Now I am back to Europe (for now in Belgium, I'm originally Hungarian) and would love to continue... but no teachers I could find. Omote would be closer in style, so I would be more then happy with an omote sensei too, but no luck. Maybe some of you can help out?
Would be also a good topic idea, teachers around the world, how do you learn when you move away from your teacher.
Other topic ideas (just found you, so you might have covered some):
different schools, the differences, the common grounds,
how to make your own sadougu,
organising events together,
which matcha for what,
what is sadou for you, why did you continue practicing,
how does it fit in to the "western" world or how do you fit it in,
if you teach how to keep it alive (how to finance it so you dont tax your students, how to get new students, etc),
how to build your chashitsu and what kind (from basic stove away home versions to standalone houses and whatever you have seen or comes to mind)
how to make wagashi (I know... there are so many varieties)
what water do you use, whats good for sadou and how to "make", get it?
how do you practice on your own?
etc 🙂 For now these 🙂
Thank you for your suggestions.
Unfortunately we never managed to make this a very active community. We do also run http://chanoyu.cloud which is a bit more active. It is focused on question and answers related to tea.
Urasenke and Omotesenke are very close. So if you think Omotesenke is OK then you should be fine with Urasenke too.
Maybe an episode on gomei - how to choose, what the differences are between koicha and usucha, can we make up our own? (could i create and use regional gomei?
Great idea, thank you.