There are new items on both Charaku & WaSabiDou websites and I also wanted to let you know about two Open House dates in the next few weeks for those of you in the Seattle area.
DATES: Saturday, November 12th and Saturday, December 3rd.
TIME:10:00am - 5:00pm, both dates.
LOCATION: Our showroom for antiques/crafts & tea tasting is in north Seattle at
127 N.W. 136th Street, Seattle, WA 98177.
Please feel free to call or e-mail for directions, 206-660-4189.
New items to check out will be:
-2011 teas in stock (a great gift of health and culture for the holidays.)
-A rare & wonderful collection of vintage Miharu Hariko Papier Mache Dolls from Fukushima.
-Works by Pacific Northwest Potters; Tea bowls & more by George Gledhill (Payette, ID,) Tea Cups by John Miller (Portland, OR,) and Tea Bowls and Tableware by Sachiko Furuya (Seattle, WA.)
-A large selction of antique & vintage Kashigata, wooden sweet molds, from Japan.
-Still available is the rare Shoji Hamada Tea Bowl made in Okinawa.
-Plus Woodblock Prints, Textiles, Furniture, Japanese Folk Toys (including kokeshi,) and more!
Please visit the WaSabiDou and Charaku websites for updates and images during the coming week.
I'm also excited to be serving tea in December at two locations:
-Saturday, December 10th at Forte Music, Dance, Art, a brand new studio/gallery on Camano Island http://www.fortemda.com/.
-Sunday, December 11th at Tokara in Seattle, maker of exquisite, fresh Japanese sweets http://www.tokaragashi.com/.
More details will follow on these two events closer to the dates.
Charaku Fine Japanese Tea http://www.charaku-tea.com/
WaSabiDou Antiques & Folk Crafts http://www.mingei-wasabidou.com/