TeaLife Audio – Episode 90 – Dogu Priority

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Marius

Poem
60. 燈火に油をつがば多くつげ、客にあかかざる心得と知れ
tomoshibi ni yu o tsugaba ?ku tsuge, kyaku ni akazaru kokoroe to shire

Add liberally oil to your night lamp for tea,
For should the lamp fade and your guests be left in dark,
how impoverished the scene be.

 

Main Topic Dogu Priority when on a budget


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 89 – Tea Offerings

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Marius

Poem

59. 燈火に陰と陽との二つあり、あかつき陰に夜は陽なり
tomoshibi ni in to yō tono futatsu ari, akatsuki in ni yoi wa yō nari

For lamps of the sort
To their yin and yang give thought
Yin light suits the dawn
While the darkness of the night
Wants the strength of yang burn bright

 

Main Topic – Tea Offerings 

 

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 088 – Taking Notes

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Hosts
– Adam
– Marius
– Anthony

Poem
58. 暁は数寄屋のうちも行燈に、夜会などには短檠を置け
akatsuki wa sukiya no uchi mo andon ni, yakai nado niwa tankei wo oke

A dawn gathering
Befits the soft light of lamps
Wrapped with paper shade
While a night gathering wants
An oil lamp through dark pervade

Main Topic- Taking Notes

 

 

 

 


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 84 – Hierarchy in Tea

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Marius
  • Anthony

 

釣甁こそ手は竪に置け、蓋取らば釜に近付方と知るべし
tsurube koso te wa tate ni oke, futa toraba kama ni chikazuku h? to shiru beshi

Place the tsurube
Crosspiece lengthways with the lids
One slat either side
Then for which lid you must take
Remember: ‘the kettle side’

Main Topic: Hierarchy in Tea

 


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 82 – Chaji in Paris

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Host

  • Adam

 

Guests

  • Marius
  • Anthony

 


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 81 – Students progression

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Host

  • Aaron
  • Marius

Guest

  • Ula

 

Poem

茶を振るは手先を振ると思うなよ肘より振れよ、それが秘事也
cha wo furu wa tesaki wo furu to omou na yo hiji yori fure yo sore ga hiji nari

When whisking the cha
Think not of nimble fingers
Nor a snappy wrist
Instead whisk from your elbow
From here does the action flow

The rhyming of ‘hiji’ (elbow) and ‘hiji’ (secret matter) seems intentional. I have reflected this with a rhyme in the translation

 

Main Topic – Students progression

 

 


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