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Ro season has started
The 2016 Ro season has come. Are your preparations done already? Ro-biraki in November is like "New Year's Day" for Chaijin, right? "Kuchikiri no Chaji" is carried out, too. Please enjoy watching at the following videos taken at Tokyo National museum in this October.
Ro-biraki
Kuchikiri
Tea Bowl For 2017 Are Introduced now
The 2017 is the year of the bird in the Eto (Chinese astrogical calendar). They say that a person who is born in the year of the bird has the 5 virtue such as intellect, sincerity, justice, braveness and strength. They are superior to insight and notice well in the small place and capable to judge it to see things objectively and am logical.Does it prove right for you if you are born in the year.
Please enjoy Wagashi for Autumn
Autumn is the most beautiful season to see in Japan in which mountains and fields naturally make up and they show us their elegant sceneries.
There are beautiful Wagashi with attractive designs created in this season, too. Please enjoy visually these Wagashi at your tea break.


New Item Urushi Tea Bowl Released By Mr Kasho Yoshita
A couple of Urushi-nuri (lacquered) tea bowls are released this summer which are made by a well known Makie artist, Mr Kasho Yoshita (1940-) who lives in Kaga, Ishikawa prefecture.
The size of the tea bowls are 11.5cmx7.0cm. They are easy to handle because of their weight and have long durabilities. There are 3 kinds in their color combination. Please ask us for the pricing if you are interested in this item.


New arrival Dec 06 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Tea Accessory Arrived
Dec 05 Tea Bowl Tea Caddy, Water Jug, Flower Vase Arrived
Dec 02 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Tea Accessory Arrived
Dec 01 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Tea Accessory Arrived
Nov 30 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Water Jug Arrived
Nov 29 Tea Bowl, Chaire, Water Jug, Tea Shelf Arrived
Nov 28 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Tea Accessory Arrived
Nov 26 Sale On Holiday
Nov 25 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Water Jug Arrived
Nov 24 Tea Bowl, Water Jug, Bowl Arrived
Nov 23 Sale On Holiday
Nov 22 Tea Bowl, Water Jug, Hanging Scroll Arrived
Nov 21 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Hanging Scroll Arrived
Nov 18 Tea Bowl, Tea Caddy, Water Jug, Water Basin Arrived
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A Short History of Japanese Green Tea
The origin of tea plant was in Yunnan Province, China. They ate tea leaves as a medicine at that time. It was a long time ago before tea became a popular drink. Tea plant was brought to Japan by Japanese Buddhist monks in Heian period (794-1185). Ordinally people in Japan began to drink tea much later in Kamakura period (1192-1333) with the new way of drinking which was known as the Matcha style that was brought also from China by Eisai(1141-1215), the founder of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. In Muromachi period(1392- 1568), the tea ceremony gatherings became more popular, paticularly among the warrior class when Japanese traditional tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu) officially began.

Various kinds of Japanese green tea
There are roughly 5 kinds of green tea such as Matcha, Gyoruko,Sencya, Hojicya and Genmai cha depending upon how it is grown. The manufacturing process is aslo different.

The utensils to be prepared for a tea ceremony

Nowadays, in a tea ceremony. Matcha (powdered tea) is normally used, not dry leaf tea and therefore when it comes to a tea ceremony here, it stands for Matcha tea ceremony.
Bacially, the following utensils are to be used for a formal tea ceremony;

Tea bowl, water jug, kettle&braizer,water basin, water ladler,tea scoop, tea caddy,tea whisk and tea cloth. However, in order to simplify such preparations, we have "Bonryaku Temae"(simplified tea ceremony) which has been popular among people who enjoy a tea ceremony. It needs only a tea bowl, a water jug,a tea scoop,a tea whisk,a tea caddy and a tea cloth on a tray, so that tea can be made to enjoy so easily. (you may be able to skip using a water jug and a tea caddy and use other vessels instead.)


A Short history of Japanese pottery
It was the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573-1603) in which the original Japanese pottery had been developed drastically with its beauty. Lots of original Japanese pottery incluing tea bowls were born in this period. It was kind of an explosion of creativity in the hisotry of the Japanese pottery as an art in the sense that the designs of the pottery in this period were obviously diffrent from the pottery made before Azuchi-Momoyama period. In fact, they were influenced much by the techniques brought from China and Korea into Japan before that time.

Let's enjoy a tea ceremony at your home!
How to make and drink matcha tea? It is so simple. Just try a "Bonryaku -Temae". It must be much easier than you expect!

FAQ
How to change tea bowls according to season?
What kind of tea bowls are popur in Japan?
How to keep tea bowls in good condition?

How to display tea bowls at our house?
What kind of flowers to arrange in a vase when on a tea ceremony?
What are green tea ingredients?
What is health benefit of Green Tea?
What kinds of cuisine Green tea can be used in?


Recommended Sushi Bar
There are many Sushi bars here in Fukuoka but we have one very good Sushi bar called Sushiman which is a local Sushi bar we often go to near us. He serves very tasteful Sushi pieces for us and we would like you to try once if you have a chance.

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: We have started to sell brand new items that you can choose from the catalogues introduced here. Please pick up the items that you like and let us know the items now. We will provide you with details of the item.

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We accept to hold a shipment for 2 weeks after the first order is placed in order to minimize the total freight on request basis.

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We ship out packages from the post office only to minimize a freight for cutomers. Basically they have 2 types of services such as EMS (Express) and standard (SAL). Only by EMS, the package is tracable and fully insured in case of lost or damaged. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to use an EMS for valuable items.

*Return
Our items are old(used) or vintage, so they are basically not returnable even if you find it is not the one you like after you receive it. We would like to provide details as much as possible of the items and answer your queries in advance in order to avoid this kind of situation.

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Basically, We will hold an item for 1 week after the date an order placed at the maximum and up to US$3,000 in total in one order.


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