Takayama Chasen

Takayama Chasen

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Japanese tea ceremony is known throughout the world. The ceremonial preparation of tea includes some very traditional utensils, one of which is a bamboo whisk called chasen. It is made from one piece of bamboo, that is split and carved into a number of fine tines. It is little known that around 90% of chasen […]

Bankoyaki

Bankoyaki Teaware

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It is difficult to really enjoy tea without the appropriate teaware. And in Japan the two were going hand in hand with one another until the turn to pet bottle teas in recent years. Bankoyaki is one of the traditional Japanese pottery styles. While most of the other traditional styles such as Tokonameyaki, Shigarakiyaki, Bizenyaki, […]