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And more sweets…this time for a private Sakura celebration and outdoor tea-ceremony (nodate). The design was inspired by some sweets seen on YouTube, but since I didn’t get the name, we decided it must have been something to do with a ROSE… : )

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I wanted a few more pictures of okashi, japanese sweets. These were the ones I made for the Cph Sakura Festival 2017… “Hitohiea”, One Leaf…

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10th anniversary of the Copenhagen Sakura Festival! The day seemed to down in the rain, which had been pouring down all night – but magic Ally it clearet up and the sun was out when the festival started! As usual, there was TEA. The group called Byakun, led by Chieko Petersen, performed five japanese tea-ceremonies. Carlo introduced everybody, and made tea in the form of Chabako – all tea utensils hidden in a wooden box. Chieko is on one of the pictures, too. Beautiful sweets by Noboko, and much less beautiful by me : )

My best tea-greetings, Ulla Conrad

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Tea at the sea… but where did spring go – I can’t make tea with gloves on??

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Spring 2017

Drinking matcha on the spring morning shortly after sprint equinox. The matcha is from Ippodo and a gift from tea friend Birgitte, the sweets are homemade from white bean paste, sugar, natural colouring and matcha. The tea bowl is a copy of a famous bowl and made by Jørgen Lund.

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Happy New year over there in the East : ) Here is my usual drawing of the chinese zodiac. Black watercolour pencil an watercolour paper.

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20170105_23032920170105_233759Happy New year over there in the East. I made my usual drawing of the chinese zodiac already at ‘our’ new year. Here it is!

Teapotfrom Bornholm

What a long break at this blog. Shifting from working in a teashop to working in a health store gives a shift in focus : ) But I promised to send pictures of this little tea pot – who the nice and generous potter from Bornholm, Tommy Lindegren, gave me. I’m sitting and drinking tea from it right now… Another thing is that Tommy made this ceramic bowl in the first picture. It has the eight trigrams from the I Ching surrounding the opening, symbolizing the eight directions and elements like heven and earth, fire and water, thunder, mountains and lakes. So in a way it has the whole univers presented in there… A joy to look at every day. Thank you so much!!

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