Quarantea 6 (April 10, 2020)
Kakoi-datte sou, is a chabako temae that means barrier. During the ceremony, the chabako is set on its side and the zutsu, tea and whisk are set inside, protected from wind. Today, although I practiced tea inside, the world outside was cold and windy – appropriate weather for a barrier presentation.
- Tea – Matcha Harmony
- Sweet – candied ume
- Chawan – my pine and gold tiny Kyoto bowl
- Natsume – deep chocolate brown lacquerware
- Chabako – persimmon-colored with black lacquer
- Zutsu – robin’s egg blue matching furadashi and chakin zutsu
- Chasen zutsu – wooden
- Tetsubin – heavy hive pot
- Kensui – locally made by Northport Pottery
Tea flowers…periwinkle-colored flowers bravely emerging in the April chill, placed in a small hand-made vase, set atop smooth basalt rocks. Thank you, Jennifer, for this tiny vase, so perfect for these tiny flowers.