Japanese Tea Ceremony by Murasaki

風炉の灰形の稽古

May 1, 2018

 

 

 

At the beginning of May there is the 'shoburo' tea event at the time of the change from hearth to brazier (furo). We will make "Haigata" in the brazier. It sometimes takes several hours to complete. We don't even tell " This is complete." To make perfect "Haigata" takes long term practice.

 

Prepare

Good Furo-Bai (Good Furo-Ash)--- It is the most important. Most of seriouus tea practiconers make their own in summer time. Aged Hai is beautiful color and smooth. 

 

Furo (Braziel) (風炉)& Haigata (灰形)

Kiriawase (切り合わせ)-- Ichimonnji bei (一文字灰)

Do-an (道安) --Marubai (丸灰)

Houo (鳳凰) -- Ichimonji bai (一文字灰)

etc...

 

Haisaji )Ash spoon) (灰匙)

Mekawara(前瓦)

Gotoku (Iron three pod) (五徳)

Gotoku osier (五徳台)

 

Nyubachi (Morter) 乳鉢

Dude (Brush) (筆)

Turn table (Lazy suzans)

Glove

 

Set up Gotoku (for Marubai)

Check the high between Furo and Kama to see if the kettle sits straight and perfectly centered in the Furo.

Add Ash

Check the space between chacole and Kama

Make shape

Make cosmetic to the ash formation

Add Maekawarake 

Make cosmetic to the ash

 

 I must use electric charcole for some of the tea class due to the fire regulation, some of my students are wonder why they have to look Furo for haiken. But now, they have more interest to look at furo to check Haigata. 

 

So, tea ceremony can be learned by the actual experience. 

 

 

 

 

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