Wednesday, January 01, 2014

FIrst Bowl of Tea 2014

       Happy New Year 2014 (C.E.) / 2556 (B.E.) / Heisei 26 
                                     Year of the Horse 
                 Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Appropriately, my first bowl of matcha this year was made in a bowl with an image of galloping horses (hashiri goma.) This horse painting in the style of the Kano School has a long history of adorning the wares of Soma in Fukushima Prefecture.

Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful, and Prosperous New Year.
From Tatsuo Tomeoka
Charaku Fine Japanese Tea / WaSabiDou Antiques & Folk Crafts