Journal du Thé IV

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Chapter four features, among others, the cross-cultural pottery of Ladi Kwali, Hackney Herbal in London, the story of an eighty years old Ikebana master and teacher, Masala Cha, as a cup of heartwarming heritage, the journey of Sooji Im and her leafy Korean tea Oasis, Charlotte Perriand's tea house, a tea diary in Thailand, a short history of tea with rice in Japan, the secrets of a tea scroll, a conversation between Makio McDonald and Peter McDonald, the playful tea vessels of Angus Suttie and, of course, another installment of Izumi Shiokawa's manga.

With contributions by Dr Jareh Das, Terunobu Fujimori, Kohei Yamamoto, Kazuto Kobayashi, Yashima Ide, Giesskannenmuseum, Minaki Kaneswa, Jatinder Singh Durhailay, Anne Schwable, Tekuno, Jyoti Naoki Eri, Joanna L. Cresswell, Tate Image, Clementine Loustric, Chitra Collection, Sach Dhanjal, Henriette Noermark, Ayaka Otsuka, Anna Dorothea Ker, Momoko Nakamura, Waki Hamatsu, Postcard Teas, Peter McDonald, The Estate of Ladi Kwali/York Museums Trust, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Elena Tutatchikova, Elein Fleiss, Oxford Ceramics, Maria Geyman, Izumi Shiokawa, Chino City Museum of Art, Tilmann S. Wendelstein and Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck.

Journal du Thé
Johanna Tagada and Tilmann Wendelstein

It is said that what makes a teapot a teapot is the empty space inside. Likewise, this publication explores space—in this case, the space surrounding a cup of tea. Deeply fascinated by the palette of cultures and feelings contained within tea practices, London-based artist Johanna Tagada co-founded Journal du Thé in collaboration with longtime friend Tilmann Wendelstein. Resulting from a genuine passion and curiosity for its subject matter, the publication emphasizes tea as a cultural and social phenomenon rather than facts about brewing and varieties. With every page written and designed to remain meaningful for years to come, Journal du Thé invites the reader to explore the timeless aspects of contemporary tea culture and its power of connectedness.

128 pages
Published by Poetic Pastel Press