Tag Archives: tea

Fun Link Friday: Tea-making Robot

Although I try to keep our Fun Link Fridays in English so that they’re accessible to readers of all levels, I can’t resist this hilarious tea-making robot, which appeared yesterday in Yahoo! Japan news. Identified as Sadō Robo 151A, this … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan by Rebecca Corbett The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 5th Ocha Zanmai: 2018 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Culture

The 5th Ocha Zanmai Conference Sunday, April 29, 2018 (with welcoming events on Saturday, April 28) San Francisco State University Ocha Zanmai is an interdisciplinary conference series that presents the latest research findings and significant work in the study of chanoyu (the Japanese tea ceremony), including various … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Matcha… beer?

Like it or not, if you spend enough time in Japan, you’ll probably develop a taste for matcha/maccha 抹茶 (green tea). I know I didn’t like tea at all (still don’t like coffee!) but somewhere along the lines it grew … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Traditional Japanese history & culture, University of Hawai’i

Traditional Japanese Culture and History.  The Department of History at the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa, seeks applications for the position of associate professor of traditional Japanese history and culture.  This position is known as the Dr. Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Art of Tea? Kengo Kuma’s $80K Silver Tea Set

Most people associate tea bowls and tea utensils with rustic, austere aesthetics– earthenware bowls (sometimes cracked and/or repaired) and inherited kettles, objects that carry with them a long history of ownership and use. So what does one make of the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 2017 Ocha Zanmai Chanoyu & Tea Culture Conference

 The 4th Ocha Zanmai: 2017 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures 第4回「お茶三昧」茶の湯と茶文化に関するサンフランシスコ国際会議 Sunday, April 30, 2017 San Francisco State University Theme: Chanoyu & Zen 「茶の湯と禅」 There will be a zazen/meditation session. 坐禅もあります( 坐禅を組んで、あるいは椅子席にて瞑想) Guest speakers 特別講師 Dr. Isao … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: “Ocha Zanmai”お茶三昧: 2016 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures

Call for Papers Date:  May 1, 2016 Location:  California, United States Who: All are invited to apply, including (but not limited to) scholars, students, artists, museum curators, tea practitioners, and tea manufacturers. What: Any subject matter related to the Japanese … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Chigusa and the Art of Tea

Via University of Washington Press. LOUISE ALLISON CORT AND ANDREW M. WATSKY $40.00T PAPERBACK (9780934686259) hardcover not available PUBLISHED: May 2014 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Art, Asian Studies BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 208 pp., 160 illus., 60 in color, 9 x 11 in. … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice

By Kristin Surak “Elegantly written and extraordinarily argued.” –John A. Hall, James McGill Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology, McGill University “This is the tea book for which we have been waiting.  Surak introduces the embodied practice of making tea, but … Continue reading

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