Make your own torn-paper collages inspired by the images created in the teamLab experience.
A host may spend weeks planning for a tea gathering, including making decisions about which group of utensils to use. The assemblage of objects will reflect the season, complement and contrast with each other, and, ideally, create a theme or context that the host and guest will explore together during the course of the tea gathering. The history of the objects—such as who made them; if they were given a poetic name, and by whom; and who owned them in the past—are often discovered through conversation with the host. November through May is the “winter” season in tea practice. This season is reflected in the seasonal motifs and types of utensils used. Most noticeable is the opening up of the sunken hearth in the floor to heat the kettle. The sunken hearth allows one to build a larger fire to warm the tearoom. This was traditionally the only source of heat in the room. During the summer months (April through October) the hearth is covered over and a raised brazier is used. Host build a smaller fire since the heat is only needed to heat the water for tea. Everything needed to make tea is shown in the diagram above:
Listen for the gentle sounds of boiling water. Smell the fragrance of incense, which has been placed near the coals.