茶の湯 in サンフランシスコ ・ Japanese Tea Ceremony を San Franciscoで

表千家四方社中の茶の湯ブログ Japanese Tea Ceremony Blog for Shikata Shachu – Omotesenke


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11月29日・30日のお稽古 / Lessons on Nov. 29/30

今週はTさんとAさんが茶筅飾り(習事)、MさんとKさんが桐木地の丸卓で薄茶、またSさんが流し点という素早くお茶を立てるための簡略お点前をお稽古しました。

その後四方先生が壷飾りで茶壷拝見の作法をご指導下さいました。茶壷は(後にお抹茶へと擂る為の)新茶の葉を入れるためのもので、炉開きの季節に使われるそうです。

This week, Mr. T and Ms. A practiced “Chasen Kazari” (one of the “Nara’igoto” disciplines) to serve “ko’icha” (heavy tea), Mr. M and Mr. K practiced “usucha” (light tea) otema’e (tea making) with a round paulownia shelf (“marujoku”). Ms. S practiced “nagashidate” (abbreviated otema’e in the ro season to serve tea quickly).

Later Shikata Sensei showed us how to view a “chatsubo” (tea leaf jar) in the “tsubo kazari” practice. We learned that the chatsubo is for storing new tea leaves (to be later ground into tea powder), and used in the “ro opening” season.Image
茶筅飾り

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丹波焼飾壷

Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Omotesenke, San Francisco


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炉開き・Ro Opening

11月は炉開きの季節です。先生が日本からお帰りになり、四方社中も炉でのお稽古が11月22日に始まりました。お手前は皆さん基本に戻って「炉運び薄茶」です。(写真は炉ですが、お道具は四方棚の濃茶です。すみません。)

It’s November – the season for opening the “ro” (a sunken brazier built in the floor).  Our teacher has returned from her trip to Japan, and the Shikata Shachu began practicing with the “ro” on November 22.  It’s also a “back to basic” time; everybody did “Hakobi-style usucha with ro” (carry all utensils with you into the tea room and serve light tea using the ro). (The photograph shows the ro – but the utensils are for serving ko’icha – heavy tea – using a shelf.  Sorry.)

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Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Omotesenke, San Francisco


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私達について / Who We Are

毎週金曜と土曜にサンフランシスコ日蓮寺(2016 Pine St., San Francisco, CA 94115)のお茶室でクラスがあります。日本語や英語の飛び交う和気あいあいとした和やかな雰囲気です。初心者歓迎です。

Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays in the tea room at Nichiren Hokke Buddhist Church (2016 Pine Street、San Francisco, CA 94115).  Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere in Japanese and English.  Beginners welcome. 

Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Omotesenke, San Francisco