It's back to having an eye for the ordinary. Here's a tea bag resting in a little Japanese dish on the side of the sink. We realized last Saturday - when eating at Izanami - that these small saucers are for placing underneath saki beakers so that one can fill the beaker to the brim and let it overflow in plenitude. Who knew? - I always thought that these were for small but necessary functions, like resting tea bags.
I've had a special place in my heart for teabags since the day, back in Oxford, that my calico cat Saffo once proudly brought a damp, used one back through the cat flap. She'd been out hunting, and this was her trophy.