What is a Chatsubako?
Chatsubako is a tea service for serving two kinds of koicha (thick tea).
Among the four Gaten, I think Chatsubako can be said to be “a tea that places emphasis on human relationships.
Points to keep in mind when preparing food
- Do not touch the sliding doors when opening and closing them
- The procedure is the same as for normal tea preparation until the first tea is kneaded.
- Chakin no Furawase, “Imaichikata” with Hakuza Koshi
- The first cup of tea is returned with a dusting of the woven cloth to cleanse the jujube
- The question and answer of the tea cup is done before the second dose is kneaded
order of allocation
- After pouring a ladle of water into the kettle and drawing the ladle, he said, “Let’s see what you have done with the tea ceremony and the clothes you have prepared.
- Closing the lid of the water jar, he said, “Please see the rest, including the jujube, chashaku, otsu-bukuro, and box.”
The way to handle the box is “Aru left to right” (Aru kara u)
- If there is an object in the box, the left hand comes out first and the right hand comes out slightly later.
- If there is no content, the right hand goes out and the left hand goes out slightly later.
- After holding the box, raise the left thumb, raise the right thumb, lower the left four fingers, and lower the right four fingers (remember up, up, down, down)
Preparation before the start of the show
- Place a tea caddy other than jujubes (such as a four-drop tea caddy) on the middle board of a shelf (preferably a double shelf).
- A water jar (or a lacquered lid) is placed on the base plate.
Preparation of Chatsutsu Bako
- Place the dates in the Otsu bag on the other side of the box with the front facing you.
- Put a regular tea container in the front side of the box.
- Put the lid on the chatsubako and bring it out in front of the shelf
- Open the lid, place it on the left and the tea caddy on the right.
- Hold the jujube in the opposite hand with the right thumb facing you, turn it 180 degrees, and place it in the box with the front facing forward (*Check the position).
- Solely in the center of the baking sheet with the lid on.
- tea ceremony set up in front of the shelf in front of the tea ceremony house
Preparation of teacups and sweets
- Chakin, Chasen, and Chashaku in a Raku Tea Bowl
- Confectionery is one type
Procedure for kneading the first dose
Same as the normal procedure until the thick tea is kneaded.
- Place the tea bowl in front of your knees at the entrance to the tea ceremony, open the sliding door without holding your hands, and proceed to the front of the room.
- Place the tea bowl temporarily on the kitchen table, and place the tea container and the tea bowl in front of the water container.
- Sitting in front of the living room with a glass of water, the ladle in front of the living room, the lid in front of the living room, the ladle in front of the living room, the lid in front of the living room, and the ladle in front of the sitting room.
- Remove the tea container’s serving clothes and hold the left and right sides of the twist to shape it.
- Strike back with the right hand to the left (toward the fire) and place on the left of the chatsubako with the right hand
- From then on, knead koicha (thick tea) as usual and serve it at the regular tea ceremony.
- The questions and answers about the tea name, filling, and confectionery are the same as usual.
Procedure for kneading the second dose
Chakin and Hakuza with “Imaichikata” (a kind of tea cloth)
- Return to the front of the house from the guest room at the end of the meal.
- Squeeze the chakin (*Confirm whether the chakin is pressed or not), fold it over and place it on the kettle lid.
- Don’t hold water, Wear a woven silk gauze around your waist
- A guest asks for a cup of tea.
- Place the top board tea-enclosed box in front of the knees, and bring out the jujube dates inside.
- Facing the tanamasa and returning to the front of the room with the chatsutsu-bako to the left and right
- Turn the chatsubo box 90 degrees to the left and place it in front of your knees.
- Open the lid and stand it up in front of you.
- Hold the jujube with your left hand on the box so that your right four fingers are on the left side, and place it on the other side of the box so that the front of the jujube is in front of you
- Close the lid on the tea passage lid, take the box right and left, turn it 90 degrees to the right and put it back on.
- Putting the chatsutsu-bako back on the top board, facing the front of the shelf.
- Return to the front of the house and place the jujube in front of the knees.
- Take off the Otsu bag and place the jujube in front of the knees.
- Otsu bag is placed on the top of the top board with the right hand, stacked on the top of the top board with the right hand on the top of the top board.
- The woven silk cloth is chiri-uchi (beaten on the tatemizu) and processed on the grass to purify the jujube (the first cup of tea is returned at this chiri-uchi).
- Place the jujube on Kensui’s shoulder and attach the wakuza to his waist
- The returned bowls are taken in and placed in front of the front of the room. general bowing. Question and answer about the teacups
- fill a teacup with hot water and rinse it with a small rinse
- Fill with hot water again, discard, wipe with a tea towel, and place in front of the front door.
- Take a tea scoop with the right hand and a jujube with the left, scoop out three scoops of tea, and then scoop out the rest of the tea.
- Cleanse the mouth of the jujube with your fingers and put it back (Jianshui shoulder)
- The tea is judged, the thick tea is kneaded (the second tea ceremony), and the tea is served in the tea ceremony room.
Steps to see
- Asked about the second meal, The tea ceremony name and the name of the tea ceremony are answered without changing the name of the tea ceremony.
- After pouring a ladle of water into the kettle and drawing the ladle, the first guest asks to see the tea ceremony and the clothes.
- Receive and bow, Place the chashyaku on the mizusashi and the tea container in front of the knees.
- With the left hand, place the jujube on the place where the tea caddy used to be, and place the tea scoop on top of the jujube.
- clean out one’s tea container (tea ceremony) and present it to the audience
- Take the top board with the clothes and the otsu bag together, and return the otsu bag to its original position on the top board.
- put out one’s clothes next to one’s tea container
The guest returns the tea bowl at the meeting with Tsume, and brings back the tea container and clothes for the tea ceremony.
- The master of the house takes in the teacups and bowing in a general manner
- Finishing procedures proceed as usual.
When the tea whisk is passed, the guest sees the tea ceremony utensils and the tea ceremony clothes, which are kept by Tsume.
- When the lid of the water jar was closed, the guest asked to see the rest of the jar, including the jujube, chashaku, otsu-bukuro, and box.
- Put the ladle and lid in the kensui and replace the tea bowl with a kettle.
- Take the jujube and go to the guest room, purify it with a woven silk cloth, and present it to the table.
- The chashaku and otsu-bukuro should be placed next to the jujube, as usual, and the chatsubako should be placed to the right of the otsu-bukuro.
Shelving and leaving the shelves
- Back in front of the living room, the four-drop tea caddy is moved to the top of the tabletop.
- Put the ladle and lid on the middle shelf, and lower the tatemizu into the mizuya.
- When the tea bowl is lowered, the tea container and the tea ceremony clothes are lowered without a bow and a greeting.
When the tea bowl is lowered, the tea caddy is returned and the four vessels are pulled out when the regular guest and the tsume meet.
- Pour water into the mizusashi and close the tea ceremony mouth.
The customer sees the tools.
- hold a question and answer session
- Take the box in front of your knees, open the lid, place it on your right, and place the jujube in the box with your right hand with your left hand.
- Close the lid, place the chashaku on the lid at an angle, place the otsu bag on top of it, and take it home.
- Bow fully at the tea ceremony entrance and close the sliding door.
Examples of Questions and Answers
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The Hiyoshi Tea Garden is said to have originated when Saicho planted seeds brought back from Tang China. It is one of the oldest tea gardens in Japan, along with Tsugao Tea Garden in Takayama Temple (Ukyo-ku, Tokyo) and Fushunen Tea Garden in Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture.
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