Jan 18, 2013

Hatsugama 2013

Happy New Year.  It is the year of the snake, and the chokudai for this year is "standing."

We are lucky enough to have a robust chado community in Portland and so far there has been two Hatsugama chakai with two more to go. 

Issoan Tea School held Hatsugama on January 5 at two seki.  A light meal, koicha and usucha was served.  Below are a few photos from the event.

Food preparation

More food

In the mizuya

Presentation is important

Koicha seki
Before guests arrive
Nagaita so Kazari
Winter flower
Tomorrow I will post photos of another event I attended for the new year.


  1. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. It is always interesting seeing other teas, and preparations! Happy New Year!

    1. Anonymous,
      Thank you for your comment. I would love to see photos of your events, too. And Happy New Year to you too.