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  • Adam
    how does sumi temae differ when the furo is iron?

    There are 2 factors that affects things you are asking about. First is shin/gyo/so of furo and h...

    • answered 3 weeks ago
  • dhuskins
    re-covering a chaire lid

    Thanks, Elmar.  I’ll give it a try.

    • answered 3 weeks ago
  • Elmar
    re-covering a chaire lid

    The only data  I have comes from some older correspondence when I asked the same, because I felt ...

    • answered 3 weeks ago
  • dhuskins
    re-covering a chaire lid

    I have a chaire lid with no gold paper and want to repair it.  Does anyone know where to find the...

    • asked 3 weeks ago
  • josh
    nimono recipes

    The nimono can be any number of things, but it’s not the nimono of everyday Japanese cooking. It...

    • answered 3 weeks ago
  • Katie Bechtold
    how does sumi temae differ when the furo is iron?

    How do the standard Urasenke sumi temae differ when the furo is made of iron* (as opposed to bron...

    • asked 3 weeks ago
  • Marius Frøisland
    nimono recipes

    Nimono outside of tea is something very different. Nimono for tea should be a very delicate dish ...

    • answered 4 weeks ago
  • Katie Bechtold
    nimono recipes

    Do any of you have a source of recipes for the nimono dish or a formula that you use in coming up...

    • asked 1 month ago
  • Amr
    Where to buy "hako" for utensils online?

    This answer is partially directed towards people in the US, but the rakuten solutions are obvious...

    • answered 1 month ago
  • Amr
    Making one's own Kimono [Men's], etc

    Hi Jaden, I'm most of the way through sewing my own hitoe kimono. I'm not quite your size but it...

    • answered 2 months ago
  • 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
  • Marius Frøisland
    Tsukubai measurements

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

    • asked 6 months ago