Our December Open House will be on Saturday, December 8th in Seattle, 10am-5pm.
Tea makes a great gift for the holidays; warm, healthy, & cultural enriching. We also have lots of pottery in which to serve it (see more below.) Please feel free to contact me (206.660.4189) for info
and directions if you are in the Seattle area.
I'll also be serving matcha at Tokara Japanese Confectionery in Seattle on Sunday, December 16th, 1-6pm. Charaku loose leaf teas and matcha will be for sale, along with Tokara-san's wonderful wagashi (Japanese seasonal sweets.) A bowl of matcha with an order of wagashi is $5, cash only. For take-out orders of sweets, it's best to reserve in advance. Contact Tokara-san for info, 206.784.0226, www.tokaragashi.com.
Speaking of tea; I'm happy to announce that despite the slow economy and the unfavorable exchange rate, we're reducing prices on several of our teas.
As many of you know, we added more Organic Sencha offerings this past year, and the response has been such that we can now purchase in amounts to realize better pricing. Prices for Mizayaki, Oita, and Yakushima Organic Sencha are all reduced considerably. We're also spreading the savings out to some of our higher end teas and lowering prices on Yame Gyokuro and Takachiho Kamairicha by one dollar per 50 gram package, and by more than 50 cents on our Chashi Meijin Fukamushicha. Visit our tea shop page to order at these newly reduced prices.
On the craft side, we are pleased to now carry the work of Hanako Nakazato. has now created her own unique style of contemporary functional wares in porcelain.
"Ceramics" catalog at WaSabiDou to see some of Ms. Nakazato's
work. Here are some samples:
We're also receiving new work from Portland, Oregon potter, John Miller. John's work was very popular last year and sold out quickly. His forms are much inspired by 20th Century Mashiko potters such as Shoji Hamada and Tatsuzo Shimaoka, built on the strong technique learned under Ben Ryterband at Mass Art in Boston. The yunomi are certainly a pleasure to hold and use.