Tea Life Audio

Tea Life Audio is a podcast about Japanese Tea Ceremony and related arts. This is a round table show, with an open discussion about Tea. The show has three hosts who have several decades of combined experience with Tea ceremony.

Each episode follows a similar structure of: Announcements, Banter, Anecdote, and Main Tea topic.

If you have any comments about our show or a given episode please go to our forum and leave a comment.

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 105 – Tom Sachs

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  • Adam
  • Marius
  • Anthony

Main topic – Tom Sachs video

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Poem 73
takekugi wa kawame o ue ni utsu zo kashi kawame o shita ni nasu koto mo ari

Place a bamboo hook with the skin of the ‘boo up and pith facing down;
But at times it may suit to swap them the other way ’round

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 104 – Being a good guest

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  • Adam
  • Marius 
  • Anthony


Main topis – Being a good Guest


Poem 72

花入に大小あらば見合せよ、曲尺を外して 打つが曲尺也
hanaire ni ōshō araba miawase yo, kane wo hazushite utsu ga kane nari

Where to place a hook to hang a vase big or small?
The correct kane comes with experience: Look!
It’s not measured on the wall



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TeaLife Audio – Episode 103 – Roji

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  • Aaron
  • Adam
  • Marius
  • Ula

Topic – Roji

Poem 71.

Place the alcove hook to suspend a flower vase at a height around:
3 shaku 3 sun 5 bu – let this precedent guide you


hanaire no orikugi utsu wa jishikii yori san shaku san sun go bu amari mo ari

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