Tuesday, May 17, 2005

opening of the teahouse

I got the battery charger back today, and downloaded these. Im pretty happy with the sense of the day they convey at least to me. I can't believe how beautiful that day was. I felt so privileged to take part in something like that. It like life a century ago - like being a staff member in a big rich persons house - so much more fun to be in the kitchen, behind the wings, than one of the guests. We giggled and peeked out at the guests - I got to serve usucha and lunch too. And later I got to be a guest and eat the fantastic lunch all the ladies started making from 8 am ... to see more go to my website...

running on stones  Posted by Hello

granddaughter  Posted by Hello

kimiko  Posted by Hello

me and kiyoe  Posted by Hello

usucha room  Posted by Hello

outside  Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 15, 2005


well, I was going to put photos from todays opening of my tea ceremony sensei's new tea house, but I realized I forgot the battery charger at her house and there isnt enough juice to download them. grrr. oh well. so I put some more from the last few weeks in Tokyo and Kyoto instead. I keep thinking Im going to write something on this, but then when it comes to doing it, I just dont feel like it. Hmm.. well, not that much has happened since Dad left after the fantastic visit I had with him. This weekend I was super busy - went to Tokyo yesterday on the 630 am bus, checked out this seasons Design Festa with Dane - there was some pretty interesting stuff actually - and we met some cool people too - though its hard to say if anything would come of those brief meetings. Its definitely better to exhibit if you want to meet people - two years ago when I exhibited with Angus we met quite a few cool people who I've stayed in touch with. Today I also had to get up really early - I had to be at Eiko Senseis house at 8 - we served tea all day - it was really fun - kind of like being in a play or something. Tomorrow back to work already... luckily wed thurs fri is exams so I am not exactly busy.... Oh yeah - I'm going home soon! Buying my tickets to Toronto / Montreal this week - I am getting so excited.... Ok time to sleep ....

dog lady  Posted by Hello

plant lady  Posted by Hello

fruit lady  Posted by Hello

exhausted couple  Posted by Hello

boy on a toy car  Posted by Hello

candy man  Posted by Hello

imperial palace grounds  Posted by Hello

ravens at the imperial palace  Posted by Hello

hermes building  Posted by Hello

ice creams girls  Posted by Hello

fish and petals  Posted by Hello

stolen shot from the contemporary asian artists show  Posted by Hello

tokyo at night  Posted by Hello

kimiko in komagane  Posted by Hello

me after sleeping with wet hair  Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 05, 2005

a few seconds from kyoto

Here are a few pictures that may give some idea of our trip to kyoto... it was my first time to the Ryoanji - the temple with the sand garden. Definitely my favorite temple in Kyoto. The atmosphere around the sand garden ( well actually i think they call it a rock garden ) was amazing.

ryoanji pool and garden  Posted by Hello

dad can't believe it  Posted by Hello

sand garden  Posted by Hello

sand garden at ryoanji  Posted by Hello