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  • Katie Bechtold
    Making one's own Kimono [Men's], etc

    There's a kimono sewing pattern as part of the Folkwear line that's available for purchase online...

    • answered 2 weeks ago
  • jadfre
    Making one's own Kimono [Men's], etc

    [In the below post, I am referencing Men's kimono, although I am also interested to hear the expe...

    • asked 2 weeks ago
  • Adam
    How is wood in the tea room finished?

    From what I remember it should be plain wood so no finishing apart from polishing.

    • answered 1 month ago
  • Adam
    How does one clean an old fukusa?

    Lately someone asked me what to do to refresh fukusa. I asked my sempai who has some silk kimonos...

    • answered 1 month ago
  • acrasso
    How is wood in the tea room finished?

    I am looking to finish some of the wood in my tea room and was wondering what is traditionally do...

    • asked 2 months ago
  • Gerhard
    Serving food in the tea room

    I do not know if this answer pops up at the right place, I am referring to the answer posted by M...

    • answered 3 months ago
  • Marius Frøisland
    Omotesenke Hands

    I have checked with a Omotesenke teacher that I know, and she said: Omotesenke have left hand ov...

    • answered 4 months ago
  • gabriel caciula
    Omotesenke Hands

    I would love to hear the answer myself, while knowing that it would not make much of a difference...

    • answered 4 months ago
  • acrasso
    Omotesenke Hands

    Does Omotesenke hold there hands left over right or right over left? I am guessing it is the oppo...

    • asked 4 months ago
  • Marius Frøisland
    Tsukubai measurements

    What are the measurments for a tsukubai? I'm especially interested in the measurement of the wate...

    • asked 4 months ago
  • Marius Frøisland
    Serving food in the tea room

    As a reference this link gives the standard Urasenke kaiseki format as: Tray with: Miso Soup, ...

    • answered 4 months ago
  • Elmar
    How to repair an old and rusty kama ?

    There really are a few ways to repair rusty interiors of cast iron pots (which is all a kama is)....

    • answered 4 months ago
  • Neshimu
    How to repair an old and rusty kama ?

    Hello everyone,   My name is Nessim, from France. My school is Sohen Ryu Shoden An (I lear...

    • asked 4 months ago
  • Elmar
    Serving food in the tea room

    I feel that there is a parallel with the Japanese martial arts here.  We who train in such dress ...

    • answered 4 months ago
  • Gerhard
    Serving food in the tea room

    I agree with you, Gabriel, I wasn’t talking about food alone, but to what extend you alter the mo...

    • answered 5 months ago
  • Elmar
    Serving food in the tea room

    I do not think that practicing chanoyu is (or should be) an attempt to "become" Japanese, just as...

    • answered 5 months ago
  • gabriel caciula
    Serving food in the tea room

    Gerhard,   You raised a very interesting question here. I do not know of an answer. I do ...

    • answered 5 months ago
  • Gerhard
    Serving food in the tea room

    When it comes to food in the tea room, I do not like to serve japanese dishes here in southern Ge...

    • asked 5 months ago
  • Marius Frøisland
    Furo and kama in Europe

    Zuiun in Kyoto will also ship abroad. Once you have purchased from them once they will regularly ...

    • answered 5 months ago
  • Marius Frøisland
    Where to buy "hako" for utensils online?

    Shinichi Takeishi from RIKYU http://www.rikyucha.com  has confirmed that rikyucha.com sell such b...

    • answered 5 months ago