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: japanese handles

updated sat 29 apr 00


terryh on fri 28 apr 00

you don't have to have a non-handled cup to enjoy warmth of your drink. i
hold a handled tea cup or coffee mug without using the handle. i hold it
with my right hand around at side (and my left hand at bottom, if
necessary). you enjoy warmth of the tea, japanese, chinese, tibettan,
english, ..., or coffee (right now, brazilian only). i also hold beer mug,
glass or ceramic, in the same way enjoying cold touch. this is where i don't
have my tea bowl with me. in the school studio i keep a shino tea bowl (rice
bowl?) i drink coffee from.

mel-san wrote:
one of the most wonderful feelings in the world
is holding a non handled cup, nested in both of
your hands on a cold kyoto morning. the cup filled
with warm green tea.
the best reason i know not to have a handle.
full of sushi, sashimi and rice.
the best lunch out, in my opinion.

Terry Hagiwara