Bento Inspiration

Ronin
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bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Bento Inspiration

Gorgeous. Be a great wee home office.

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Ronin
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Re: Bento Inspiration

*Gorgeous. Be a great wee home office.*

I thought the same thing. Peace and quiet? What's that! hehe.
Also, possibly a dedicated retreat.

maki
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Re: Bento Inspiration

Not sure how it's a bento inspiration, but I want one anyway!

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Loretta
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Re: Bento Inspiration
Ronin wrote:

The Bento Treehouse!

I couldn't figure out how it worked as a Treehouse either.

But it is a stunning Teahouse, really, really beautiful. And a true inspiration, perhaps one day I'll build a retreat like this of my own, I've always meant to study the tea ceremony.

Ronin
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Re: Bento Inspiration
Loretta wrote:
Ronin wrote:

The Bento Treehouse!

...But it is a stunning Teahouse, really, really beautiful. And a true inspiration, perhaps one day I'll build a retreat like this of my own, I've always meant to study the tea ceremony.

I am very interested in the Tea Ceremony also. I was able to contribute in a small way by proofreading(on my own-unsolicited) "Chado- The Japanese way of Tea", and having a minor grammatical error corrected and directly communicating with G. Mittwer, International Affairs Department, Urasenke Headquarters, Kyoto.
The website is:
http://www.urasenke.or.jp/texte/index.html

Ronin
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Re: Bento Inspiration

It was just a play on words for the most part-teahouse/treehouse. There is a tree in the house! Really small on the shelf. Anyway, it reminded me of a little treehouse.
The bento aspect of it is something I recently read, that the oval shape of the bento originated from a Japanese coin.

maki
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Ah I gotcha. I guess the house is in the shape of a koban - old Japanese currency. Here's a pic of koban:

http://1st.geocities.jp/mrf454_pp/JpnGenbunKobanObvRev300.jpg

Loretta
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Re: Bento Inspiration

Thank you for that link, Ronin. It's a very informative website with lots of fascinating information (for instance, I didn't know about the tea tasting parties which sound similar to the incense identifying parties described in the Tale of Genji).
Those way of tea classes for anybody in Kyoto who can commit to them for a year are an amazing opportunity (and one heck of a bargain!). I'm so envious of anyone who can take advantage of them.

Ronin
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Re: Bento Inspiration

You are welcome.
Yes, the classes do sound amazing.
Barring formality...I try different tea and try to appreciate them for their aroma as much as flavour.

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