Gallery: Hawaii 2016

Thank to Hamana-sensei and Phillip for allowing us to use their photos.

TeaLife Audio – Episode 31 – Hawaii and the longest poem

Hosts:
– Aaron
– Marius
– Damian
– Anthony

Guest:
– Ula

Outline
– How was Hawaii

Poem #8
何にても道具扱ふたびごとに取る手は軽く置く手重かれ
naninite mo dogu atsukau tabi goto ni toute wa karuku okute omokare.

(Whatever utensil you handle, pick it up as if it were light and put it down as if it were heavy.)

 

Information referenced:

 

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Questions and Answer site

We would like to make a question and answer page for the Japanese Way of Tea. StackExchange is a site that specialise in this type of Q&A sites. Check out their list of sites, maybe you’ll find something interesting. We have proposed a new site called Chanoyu – Japanese Way of Tea. There is a bit of a process to go from proposal to a Q&A site. To manage that we need your help!

The process

  1. Make the proposal [COMPLETE]
  2. Have 40 questions with 10 or more votes [IN PROGRESS]
  3. Have 200 people commit to use the page
  4. The page is created in a temporary (beta) stage, and we need to prove that there is enough interest in Chanoyu Q&A
  5. Permanent page created

Please help us by doing the following

Go to http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/95567/chanoyu-japanese-way-of-tea

1

Click on follow it. Then you must add your e-mail address. A short while later you will get an e-mail from StackExchange asking you to confirm you e-mail. Click the link in the e-mail

 

 

Then click on this link: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/95567/chanoyu-japanese-way-of-tea?tab=votes#tab-top It will take you back to the page showing the questions with the highest number of votes on the top.

2

You are now able to vote for the questions you like and think are good examples of questions you would like to see on a Chanoyu Q&A page. Please scroll down until you find a question with less than 10 votes, and vote for the ones you like best. You have 5 votes, please use them all. We need 40 questions with 10 votes each to move on to the next stage. If there is some questions you do not like please leave a comment. If you use the down arrow to vote it down we just need even more votes to move to the next phase, so please avoid that. You may change your votes at any time by clicking once more on the vote arrow. So if you accidentally down vote something, just click on the down arrow and the arrow will change back to grey.

 

3

If you get a message like this when voting, please close your browser and start by opening your e-mail like described above.

 

4

If you scroll all the way down you can add new example questions. Each person may add up to five questions. Unfortunately you have to wait 3 minutes between each question you add.

 

5

Once your done go back to the top. There you’ll find a “Share This” link. This creates a custom link that you can share with your tea friends. If they follow the proposal you’ll get some points on the site. As you get more point you’ll be able to do more an more different things on the site. Please share it with your tea friends.

 

Thank you for your help! We believe this will be a great way to share tea knowledge, and we hope yo see you on there soon!

TeaLife Audio – Episode 29 – Kimono part II

Hosts:
– Marius
– Damien
– Naomi
– Anthony

Guest:
– Michelle

Poem #6
点前には弱みをすててただ強くされど風俗いやしきを去れ
“Temae ni wa yowami o sutete tada tsuyoku saredo fuzoku iyashiki o sare.”
(In temae, abandon your weaknesses and just be strong. However, refrain from being offensive in manner.)

Kimono

Please support our efforts to start a question and answer site:
http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/95567/chanoyu-japanese-way-of-tea
– We made a short page describing what to do and why, you’ll find it at this link http://tealife.audio/questions-and-answer-site/

Information referenced:
– http://www.dryel.com
– Talikin’ Tea https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-tea/id927231965?mt=2
– Kimono controversy
— http://kimonoseikatsu.weebly.com/blog/views-of-kimono-wednesday-from-a-counter-protester
— http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/la-japonaise-camille-monet-in-japanese-costume-33556

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 28 – Kimono Part I

Hosts:
– Marius
– Damian
– Naomi
– Anthony

Poem:上手にはすきと器用と功積むと
この三つそろふ人ぞ能くしる

Jozu ni wa suki to kiyo to ko tsumu to
Kono mitsu sorou hito zo yoku shiru

To become adept at something requires liking it, adroitness, and the accumulation of training. It is the person with all these three who will realize mastery.

Information referencesd:

– Ocha zanmai:  http://tinyurl.com/ochazanma

– Mindset book: http://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/Mindset-Audiobook/B002V0QGLE
– Kimono Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLotXiStjsKPlKAv8DdpABoVydAi70X6BF&jct=9p0sF5mf0V0fsdlnnC2SDN5-i2qbyw
– Kimono web page: http://www.oldjapan.org/menskimono/index.html

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 27 – Making your own utensils

Hosts:
– Aaron
– Marius
– Anthony

Poem #4
はぢをすて人に物とひ習ふべし是ぞ上手の基なりける

Haji o sute hito ni mono toi naraubeshi kore zo jozu no motoi narikeru.

(Sometimes a person may feel embarassed to ask questions. That embarassment should be set aside and questions asked.)

(One should abandon feelings of embarassment and ask people questions; this is the keystone to becoming adept.)

Main topic: Making your own utensils

Information referenced:
– Sweet stores in Kyoto: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zrODjcwtT-p8.kDH44qxhkqGU&msa=0
– Photos: http://tealife.audio/gallery-episode-27/

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