Sunday, November 06, 2011

Open House Dates: Nov 12th & Dec 3rd, 2011

Fall is in the air and the colors outside are amazing! For some of you back east, this has meant snow already and I hope you are all safe and well.

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
-Sunday, December 11th at Tokara in Seattle, maker of exquisite, fresh Japanese sweets
More details will follow on these two events closer to the dates.

Charaku Fine Japanese Tea
WaSabiDou Antiques & Folk Crafts


-Bowls (suitable for Tea Bowls) from SE Asia & China, 15th-18th Century.

-Khalong Dish, Northern Thailand, ca. 17th Century.

-Jarlet, Vietnam, ca. 18th Century.

-Murata Gen Yunomi (Tea Cup,) authenticated with signed box by son, Hiroshi.


-Miharu Hariko Papier Mache Dolls, Fukushima Prefecture, 1970's-1990's.

-Tea Bowls, Sake Cups, Tableware, & Fissured Jar (background on tansu) bu George Gledhill.

-Assorted Yunomi (Tea Cups) from Mashiko, Okinawa, and Kumamoto with Matcha Chawan (Tea Bowls) by contomporary artist Sachiko Furuya in background.

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