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2018 Tatebayashi Daruma Festival

こんばんは! Just a small post today – January and February are always slow months for me. My favourite hobby is knitting or writing while nestled warm and cozy underneath our kotatsu (heated table), so I don’t actually get out to do much until the spring weather hits! 471 more words

Asia

唐花雙鳥長斑錦・karahana so’ucho’u cho’uhan kin

この仕覆の裂地は唐花雙鳥長斑錦(からはなそうちょうちょうはんきん)です。「からはな」は訓読みなのですが、何故かその他は音読みで「おしどり」とも「にしき」とも読まないのが通常のようです。「長斑」とは二色または数色を縦に区画して縞目をあらわす文様のことです。

This shifuku  is made of a fabric with a design called “karahana so’ucho’u cho’uhan kin.”  “Karahana” (唐花) is kunyomi (Japanese words represented by Chinese characters but retaining Japanese reading)* whereas “ 68 more words

Chanoyu

Cooking Rice in a Pot

I cook rice and brown rice in a pot.

Cooking rice in a pot is very easy.

This time, I cook brown rice.

I wash two cups of brown rice and add 120% of rice of water. 146 more words

Feelings

Japanese Streets: Same from afar, far from the same.

I just got back from the nearby ‘sento’ (a place where you pay money to share a hot bath with random old Japanese men, except much better than that sounds). 379 more words

Life In Japan

Japanese food is life, Japanese food is love.

I had heard and read many stories about the Japanese cuisine before I came to Japan. If someone I knew had visited Japan and when I asked them about the food, their eyes go wide open and the smile is from ear to ear. 1,503 more words

Culture

茶杓の扱い・Handling Chashaku

茶杓を扱うときには、必ず手拭きで手を拭き、乾いた手で扱うことが大切です。竹は一部だけ濡らすと、割れてしまうことがあります。また、茶杓を濡らすと、茶杓についたお茶が溶け、汚れが染みこみ、こびりつく原因になります。

茶杓を茶碗にのせるとき、[中略] 必ず手を拭いてから茶杓を取り、茶杓の櫂先に汚れがないかよく見て(汚れがあれば帛紗で拭き取って)から置くように注意しましょう。使う前の茶杓を拭いて、帛紗が汚れているようでは面白くありません。

茶杓の筒も、茶杓と同じように大切に扱います。筒の多くは、表の書付をする部分だけ竹皮が削られています。竹皮の削られたところは、手の脂など汚れがよく染みこみますから触らないようにします。なるべく竹皮を持ち、蓋も〆封や印などのあるところは触らないように注意します。

When handling chashaku, it is important that you always wipe your hands with a towel and handle it with dry hands. 

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Chanoyu

Snow Day

みなさん、こんにちは!タイラーです。| Hello, everyone! I’m Tyler.

This weekend has been snow-filled and ice-covered where I’m from. I was allowed to leave work early Friday, though the snow hadn’t started yet by that point. 71 more words

Japanese Culture