In Japanese traditional tasting menu gastronomic ceramics have always played a supportive role to the chefs’ seasonal food presentation. The choice of the bowls, cups and plates is rarely limited […]
I interviewed Shinichiro Ogata, Japanese designer, creative director and founder of SIMPLICITY and SABOE tea experience on the theme of Japanese contemporary culture & tea’s place in it. Shinichiro Ogata, the […]
At Song Tea the pure beauty of the tea tasting table gives you as much pleasure as the distinct flavors of the teas themselves. A gallery and tea shop in one, Song Tea & Ceramics is like a genuine friendship of these two indispensable pleasures in life.
The precise and thoughtful movements of a Japanese hostess or a tea master when performing traditional tea ceremony, known in Japan as Chanoyu, have highly spiritual as well as psychological value […]
Animist, buddhist and shintoist confluence of peaceful coexistence is awakened on the Kii peninsula of Japan. For more than a millennium, ancient pilgrimage routes have, like ropes of hope, connected […]
Gastronomic ceramics at the greatest restaurants in France tend to be most locally connected in the rural regions where the artisans settle. Like the legendary chef Georges Blanc in Vonnas, […]
Japanese onsens, the natural hot springs, have been rebalancing the bodies and minds of the zen cultured island nation for centuries. Many of good health seeking Japanese people, who could afford […]