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Valley of Dolls: A Bizarre Town in Japan Where an Artist is Replacing Departed Residents with Life-Sized Dolls | Colossal

<p>This is one of those things you might never believe if somebody told you, and yet even when faced with the evidence in photos, video, or Google …

Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court | Colossal

<p>The team at Australian firm March Studio are currently finishing work on this amazing interior staircase for the Japanese-inspired Nishi building in …

Ladies and gentlemen,

Ladies and gentlemen,<br>Allow me to introduce you to a lovely soul.<br>There are many others like him in the world, from many other different parts of the world.<br>Should you come across such people, treasure them, for they are good teachers, and bring peace, calm and joy to those around them.<p>This is the blog of Chanoyu Arabia, headed by #Urasenke #TeaCeremony practitioner Mr +Ahmad Saqfalhait in his humble and gentle way.<p>_ "Cha-no-Yu" _ means "Hot Water for Tea".<p>Hot water is the principal ingredient of …

23 Breath-Takingly Beautiful Photos Of Frozen Flowers

Mo Devlin's Frozen Flowers series is better than real flowers — they last forever and you don't have to change the water.

Contemporary Chanoyu Exhibition in New York

Art Washi, Architectural Parchment, was shown at an exhibition of contemporary Chanoyu, a traditional Japanese custom combining tea and …

Ultimate Cleaning Tips & Tricks Guide: 31 Ideas For A Sparkling Home

Although cleaning the house is not my favorite activity, I always love the results. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the whole place …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Summer Anniversary Chakai 2012

This year marked the fifth and fifteenth anniversary of our tea group in Warsaw.<p>It has been fifteen years since Iwona returned from Japan after …

Midorikai notes

My very good friend from Seattle has just started his year at Miorikai. For the first month he is posting nearly everyday. For those of you curious …

Hatsugama at Urasenke Society SF

Tea house

Hatsugama at Urasenke Society SF

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Gifu

茶道のお稽古を始めた!

Grand Master Soshitsu Sen XVI

Togu-do

Beetle Kill Pine Chabako (in use)-茶箱• 野点

green ume plum wagashi

Japanese Tea Ceremony held in Happo-en (八芳園), literally "gard…

<b>Japanese Tea Ceremony held in Happo-en (八芳園), literally "garden of eight views"</b>. The host is a fourth generation practitioner.<p>The Japanese Tea Ceremony (chanoyu 茶の湯, or sadō/chadō 茶道) is a ritual, a presentation, a meditation and an experience.<p>The tea cups, the room, the clothes, the seating arrangements, the tea, the proficiency level of the host, the etiquette, etc... No detail is left unchecked. No movement is misplaced. No moment is wasted._<p>Japanese appreciation for tea has produced an art …

Tea Journey - Living beyond your cup: Matcha Tea Whisks: The Types

Matcha whisks (Chasen) vary from school to school in some instances. I am going to focus in on Urasenke as I do not know much about the other …

Ihō-an Tea house (遺芳庵)

茶筅たち

Seriously Asian: Lotus Root Recipe

Previously<p><b>Naengmyeon, Korean Cold Noodles »</b><br>All Seriously Asian recipes »<p>Having grown up eating lotus root, I never paused to appreciated the food from a biological and culinary standpoint. Sunk into the mud of a pond or river bottom, <b>lotus root is actually the stem of the plant.</b> Growing as long as …

Ask Sushi Kuni: Chirashi, A Short History

Whenever I go to Sushi Kuni alone for lunch, I always sit at the sushi counter in front of Kuni. It's usually packed with Apple employees and the …

The Weird and Wonderful World of Vegetarian Cuisine in Kyoto: Part 2

Japan was a culinary adventure for us in a country where food is prepared with love and the quality of ingredients and skill in presentation is world …