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.
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Lates blog posts
Tsukimi – Moon Viewing
Jiku – Master Kidō
Mizu o kiku sureba/ tsuki te ni ari
I scoop up water and the moon is in my hands
Enlightenment Poem – Chiyono: also known as Mugai Nyodai (1223-1298)
tonikaku ni/ takumishi oke no/ soko nukete/ mizu tamaraneba/ tsuki mo yadorazu
With this and that I tried to keep the bucket together, and then the bottom fell out. Where water does not collect, the moon does not dwell
– Translation, Merle Kodo Boyd, 2013.
菊の露 若ゆばかりに 袖触れて
Kikunotsuyu waka yu bakari ni sode furete/ hana no aruji ni chiyo wa yuzura/ mu
Murasaki Shikibu Diary poem, Modern translation:
I brush my sleeve to gain a little youth
But let she who owns the flowers have the thousand years they bring
Link to Makura Jido: Noh Performance held at Horinji, Arashiyama, on 9/9: