Journal du Thé
Journal du Thé, Chapter 3, 2020£18.00
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A magazine about contemporary tea culture. The third issue.
Chapter 3 explores everyday tea culture in India, visits craftspeople in Japan, England and elsewhere while musing about the concept of scale. Chapter 3 features among others the potter Steve Harrison, tiny teaware in Alsace, France, the Kakuun-tei teahouse in the heart of Tokyo forest, Kettl Tea in New York, a short introduction to Einstein’s Tea Leaf Paradox, a collection of endlessly surprising teapots from Kochi in India, the metal craftswoman Yumi Nakamura, a teapot in the shape of a peacock, an Indian tearoom in 1920s Germany and its relation to the Bauhaus, the delicate Japanese confectionary of Okashimaru, a piece on Mingei theory and Oriental Orientalism, an essay on tea gardens in India and Japan, a recipe for a cup of Rama Tulsi, a piece on the meaning of tea in post-colonial Zimbabwe, Johanna Tagada’s paintings of women and tea, a list of books and what they have in common with the tea ceremony, the father of studio pottery in India Gurcharan Singh, Mai-Thu Perret’s giant walk-in teapot, Louise Garland introducing the holy Kawakawa plant of New Zealand, Satish Kumar and his inspiring peace walk, Taiwanese potter Ia-Wen Li, and of course another instalment of Izumi Shiokawa’s manga.