On a recent trip to Seattle Chris and I spent some time exploring the Seattle Art Museum. If you are ever in the area this is an absolute must see stop. We could have spent a lot more time there but the time that we did spend there was pretty amazing.
I was thrilled to see a major display of tea and tea related items in one area of the museum. When we entered the exhibit there was an actual replica of a tea house on display. There was also a short video showing a tea ceremony.The tea house display was beautifully arranged and so very tranquil. Just as a tea house should be I think.
Can’t you just imagine sitting here sharing tea with someone? Perfect.
Of course there is a ceremony to tea that we often do not indulge in and the signage helped remind me of some of the rituals associated with the tea ceremony.
On display were a variety of amazing tea utensils and objects that are meant to enhance the tea experience.
Other areas of the display area shared other tea pots and tea kettles. All were gorgeous and stunning in their own right and to be able to see some of these artifacts was the highlight of the visit. I especially loved these two teapots.
The unexpected find at the Seattle Art Museum was what made this trip to the museum a perfect win for me. There was also a Porcelain Room which I will share in a later post that had exquisite china including, you guessed it, teapots. That was actually my favorite display in the entire place.
Although this post is not my usual Teapot Tuesday post with pictures of my own teapot collection I hope you enjoyed a bit of the Seattle Art Museum. Sometimes I find the most amazing things without even looking for them and this was one of those times to be sure.
Have you ever wandered upon something like this that made your day? I would love to hear about it in the comments. All comments on the blog this month go to support our Comments for a Cause –CROP Walk. You canread all about that here.
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What a wonderful find! Like you, I would have loved to see this. We had homestay students from Japan live with us in Vancouver. One of the girls made a tea ceremony for me. It was so special. Thye take their tea drinking very seriously. This post was a nice reminder. Thanks! Some of the best things are not planned.
How wonderful to have had your own special tea ceremony. I would have loved that experience and I am sure it is something that you will always remember. Thanks for sharing!
It was very special!
Lovely find. I love the thoughts on hosting friends and creating ceremony. The idea of slowing down and celebrating the everyday joys.
Yes! The tea ceremony is something I would love to experience in its entirety someday.
Oh, my, this was absolutely perfect for you. Those are some pretty interesting tea kettles, especially the iron one. I bet that one’s heavy.
It was such an amazing exhibit and I loved being able to sit and take it all in. Thanks for stopping by!
Very nice! My sister and I used to go to this traditional Japanese restaurant in the city, that had tea rooms in the back. It was such a peaceful place. We’d go in after work, happy to kick off our high heels at the door and leave the stress of corporate work behind too. Just catch up over tea. I loved those times.
Very cool! And perfect timing that you got to experience the exhibit.
Whoa, this exhibit was tailor made for you! Cheers!