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A journey of tea ceremony
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KIGATA BANKO TEAPOT 2023 

Would you like to create your own teapots set for your ceremony?

You will be guided step by step to make your own teapot with Japanese traditional wooden mould.

You hold your own teacups filled with warm tea from your handmade teapot.

One day workshop 

What you get is: To create a teapot and two cups. And Japanese vegetarian lunch.

  • Japanese homemade Vegetarian lunch will be served during workshop. The recipe of this lunch is created based on the idea of Yakuzen and macrobiotic.

  • Tea, coffee and are included.

  • Material , firing and glazing are included.

 

 

Time  10:30-16:00​

One day Kigata Banko Ceramic Workshop

Date ​

  • 29th January Sunday 2023 10:30-16:00 Fully booked(waiting list)

  • 12th February Sunday 2023 10:30-16:00 Fully booked(waiting list​)

  • 12th March Sunday 2023 10:30-16:00 Fully booked(waiting list​)

  • 17th March Friday 2023 10:30-16:00 Fully booked(waiting list​)

  • 9th April Sunday 2023 10:30-16:00 Fully booked(waiting list​)

  • 11th June Sunday 2023 10:30-16:00 

Place: Overscheenseweg 5, Naarden

Price 195 euro 

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Workshop Ziel op Papier en Aarde 2023

Traditioneel Japans inkt-schilderen Sumi-e op papier en aarde, in combinatie met een en traditionele thee ceremonie

Workshop Ziel op Aarde en Papier bestaande uit een unieke combinatie van Sumi-e [traditioneel Japans inktschilderen] geleid door Mieke Bouwens en een traditionele Japanse theeceremonie verzorgd door Haruka Matsuo. De workshop sluiten we af met een lichte Japanse maaltijd.

Japanse theeceremonie is een traditie waarin het theedrinken verheven is tot een ware kunstvorm.

 

Tijdens de ceremonie gaat het niet enkel om het drinken van de thee, maar om het hele proces: de schoonheid van het ritueel; het zo mindful en bewust mogelijk bereiden en drinken van de thee vanuit het hart. Het is een oefening in het hier en nu zijn.

Sumi-e staat voor penseelschilderen met zwarte inkt op rijstpapier. De oorsprong van Sumi-e is gelegen in het Zenboeddhisme en de kalligrafie. Het meditatief karakter van deze schilderkunst laat je ervaren dat het niet zozeer om het resultaat gaat, maar om de weg, het proces.

Datum: 4 februari 2023 zaterdag (10:30-16:00)

10:30-10:45 welkom 
10:45-11:00 inleiding 
11:00-11:30 lezingen (Mieke)
11:30-12:15 Sumi e
12:15-13:00 lunch (lezingen Rumi over Japans veganistisch eten)
13:00-13:15 pauze/opruimen 
13:15-14:00 theeceremonie 
14:00-15:30 Sumie & kalligrafie
15:30-16:00 evaluatie 

Plaats:  Yell & Yonkers

Ruwenbergstraat 1
5271 AG Sint-Michielsgestel

Prijs: 135 euro 

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A JOURNEY OF TEA CEREMONY
2023 FEBRUARY

 EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY WITH YOUR TEAPOT

Special workshop "A journey of tea ceremony" for the Kigata Banko tea pot holders who made your own teapot.

You joined my Kigata Banko Teapot workshop and created brilliant Green tea teapot and cups set. 

 

I would love to share the experience making Gyokuro tea with your teapot following Japanese traditional tea ceremony Oubakubaisa Ryu.

 

You follow my contemplate tea ceremony, step by step using your own teapot.

We share the Green tea time and enjoy Japanese sweets with tranquilly moment.

 

I had a great moment spending with you during Kigata Banko teapot workshop.

It would be nice to meet again and share the teatime with another tea loves and workshop takers.

I will arrange tea ceremony workshop where you can experience making gyokuro with your own kyusu and teacups.

 

Date: 26 March 2023

Time: 13:30-15:30

What to bring: Your own teapot and teacups which you made during Kigata Banko workshop 

Fee: €55 (FULL)

At a moment you can find beautiful article about my teapot and ceremony on HAPPINEZ magazine (no.8) at shop. 

If you have a time, please stop by at a shop for the article.

GREEN TEA IN THE REALM OF TRANQUILITY

Kigata Banko Yaki was invented 190 years ago by Japanese craft artist Yusetsu Mori (1808-1882). He applied a puzzled wooden mold technique to teapot-making for green tea ceremonies. After the teapot is shaped, the wooden mold can be cleverly deconstructed and removed from inside. This technique allows the teapots to keep the warm handmade feel while being very thin and light, perfectly suitable for preparing green tea.

Japanese artist Haruka Matsuo graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts and Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. Having studied under Seigetsu Iriyama (1922-2014), Haruka is the 9th successor of Kigata Banko Yaki technique. She adds elements from her own artworks into each tea set giving them a light and modern look.

Meanwhile the molds that these tea sets are made with, are over 120 years old.

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TEA IN THE REALM OF TRANQUILITY

KIGATA BANKO - Japanese teapot for green tea, made with puzzled wooden mold.
In Japan, people barely know “Kigata Bankoyaki” is one of the rare technique to produce teapots using wooden molds discovered in my home town Yokkaichi.
We use thin pressed clay to wrap around this puzzled wooden mold. And we make the shape of a teapot. After the manufacturing process, only few people make this teapot in Yokkaichi.