TeaLife Audio – Episode 107 – Adam and Nanpou

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Host:
– Adam

Topic: Translation tea documents

100 Poems of Chanoyu・Poem #47

余所などへ花をおくらば、其花は開きすぎしはやらぬものなり
yoso nado ni hana o okuraba, sono hana wa hiraki sugishi wa yaranu mono nari

Remember this tune when gifting flowers to the host of chanoyu:
Flowers at or past full bloom have no place in the tea room

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 105 – Tom Sachs

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Marius
  • Anthony

Main topic – Tom Sachs video

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Poem 73
竹釘は皮目を上にうつぞかし、皮目を下になすこともあり
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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Hosts

  • 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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Host

  • 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

花入の折釘うつは地敷居より
三尺三寸五分餘もあり

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

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 100 – Koma

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– Aaron
– Adam
– Marius

Guest
– Ula

Main Topic

Koma – Small tearooms

Poem

 68. 帛紗をば竪は九寸よこ巾は八寸八分曲尺にせよ fukusa oba tate wa kyū sunn yoko haba wa hassunn hachi bu kane-jaku ni se yo For a fukusa, measure in kanejaku 9 sunn for its height; Then an 8 sunn 8 bu width, asymmetry should delight.

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– Lunar New Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf1hQR7rsLk


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