How to use Winter Chawan?

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t-curious
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:56 pm

I was reading about chawans and came across the Tsutsu-jawan. How is this used? Do you whisk in the chawan itself or in a separate bowl and then pour in? It seems like it would be hard to whisk in such a tall narrow Chawan.

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debunix
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:44 pm

Interesting shape. I found a video link where, about 6-7 minutes in, he whisks the usual way but with a shorter stroke.

I would probably spin the chasen between my palms--I sometimes do this anyway, regardless of chawan shape, between bouts of side-to-side whisking. But I am in no way a student of the tea ceremony, just someone who now enjoys the occasional matcha.
t-curious
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:26 pm

Thanks for the video. That helps a lot. :) I guess I was imagining a narrower, taller vessel.
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