Tuesday, June 9, 2015

"SAYONARA TEA"

TEATIME MEMORIES ....Saying sayonara to Japan  with Tea... Since I was going through pictures,  I though you might enjoy a  teatime memories with me . Hot stones, sand and fire  are stilled used today  in rural areas of Japan to brew tea .  Here is an example of an  antique warming pit where the  kettle was boiled for  tea  and  to supply heat.



                      This is my friend  Chie- san, whom we truly miss ... especially at teatime.
                          She is wearing  the silk shawl that I bought her as a good-bye present .
                                                           I think she suits the colours.
                                                                            Don't you ?



AH---The entrance to the beautiful restaurant in Kitakyushu.
First impressions are so very important in the land of the rising sun.


IKEBANA  is truly a gracious art. 
I did take some classes but can truthfully say, that none of my arrangements were quite 
as beautiful as this exquisite display.( Ha Ha)
It's alway nice to DREAM.



 Pondering the  ambiance of the oriental room with  a special friend 
 and waiting for our tea.



The Japanese share such simple beauty in their earthen ware tea cups.
Oriental artisans take great pride in creating their own original pieces. 
I was so surprised to learn that the colour of the clay and  glazes were
 unique to the areas where they are made.




YES... Tea definately tastes better, when it's cupped in your hand ... not to mention the warmth that radiates  into your soul as an extension from the cup . 
M-m-m-m... look at that rich brew.
Good to the last drop.



TOO CUTE!!!!
Chie-san  always makes me smile, even when she saying good-bye,
'SAYONARA ' 
with her Minnie Mouse  telephone.  


This is just one 
' Happy Teatime Memory " ...


                                 THANK  YOU for  sharing  a teatime moment with me.


TODAY, I'm sharing teatime with: with Sandi at "Rose Chintz Cottage", Martha's Favorites", Ruth's "Cuppa Tea" and Bernideen's, " All Things Tea" Blog.




18 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I have never seen a warming pit before; how interesting! I have a friend who lived in Japan for awhile and he says it is a wonderful place to live. Cute cup, and fond memories for you. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Glad you enjoyed my posting this week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bernideen said...

I have not studied many of these things but several of my customers are very much into the Japanese Tea Style and one teaches at Colorado College. Lovely posting with great information here.

Margie said...

The best teatime moments are the ones shared with friends! It's always interesting to see how tea is enjoyed in different cultures. Thanks for sharing your Japanese tea time!

Zaa said...

Thanks Sandi...
The Japanese have many teatime traditions that date back for centuries... It a lovely place... Thanks for the friendly visit...
Hugs

Zaa said...

Hi Bernideen...
I have many lovely Japanese teatime cups that I will share in posts to come... The tea Ceremony is one of them..
Thanks for the teatime chat...Hugs

Zaa said...

Welcome Marge...

So nice to have for teatime once more..I'm so glad you enjoyed the post...Hugs

Ruth W said...

How fun. You must have had a lovely time. I think the mouse phone is too funny! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Zaa said...

Thanks Ruth ..Yes the Japanese love disney ( ha Ha) and so do I .. It's a sweet culture...So glad that you came for a teatime visit today..Hugs

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Zaa, your friend is too cute and I love her Minnie phone! You must've enjoyed your Japanese tea very much and of course the earthenware tea service has such a simple beauty.
Thank you for your visit and your well wishes for my son. Hugs across the miles to you!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Your friend looks beautiful in the silk shawl. What a perfect gift!

Stephanie said...

Oh sweet friend, what a wonderful time you must have had :) Thinking of you and wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs!

Zaa said...

You are so welcome Dear Kitty...Thanks for the visit..Hugs

Zaa said...

Thank You Jean ..Please do visit again soon for teatime... Blessings

Zaa said...

Thanks Stephanie... It's so nice to have you here at teatime...I'm thinking of your sweet heart and bird mobile...It would make a lovely gift for our new grand child.... Big Hugs

Carrie said...

Hi Zaa! Thanks for sharing a bit of your farewell tea with us! The flower arrangement was beautiful :) Good job on picking that scarf! very pretty.

Maya Harrison said...

oh how beautiful it is that you got to visit Japan, that is a lovely looking tea room. Im a bit jealous but truly excited for your adventure. It's sad to say goodbye to dear friends. I'm sure she loved the shawl, it looks pretty. The flower arrangement is very pretty.

Zaa said...

Thank You Carrie. for the sweet visit ..Please stop over again soon...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Maya..You're such a sweet teatime friend... I do ..so enjoy your visits... Enjoy your day...Hugs