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瀬田掃部・Kamon Seta

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広重による唐橋
Karahashi by Hiroshige

瀬田掃部(正忠) Kamon (Masatada) Seta (1548?-1595)

利休七哲(りきゅうしちてつ)のひとり。

He is one of Rikyu’s 7 primary disciples – or Rikyu Shichitetsu.

あまり詳しいことは知られていませんが、利休とは親しかったと思われています。

Not much is known about him, but he is thought to have been close to Rikyu.

畳十五目程もある高麗平茶碗「水海」用にと自分で櫂先の大きな長い茶杓を削り「瀬田」と呼びました。これは琵琶湖から注ぎ出る瀬田川に架かる瀬田の唐橋(せたのからはし)に因んだものです。その茶杓は「掃部形」と知られるようになりました。

Kamon carved a long chashaku with a large scoop to go with a Korean hirajawan (flat bowl) – as large as 15 me of tatami (about 22 cm) – called “Mizu’umi” (Lake).  He named the chashakuSeta” – after the Seta-no-Karahashi Bridge over Seta River that flows out of Lake Biwa.  It became knows as the “Kamon-style” chashaku.

[Reference] Herbert Plutschow, “Rediscovering Rikyu – And The Beginnings of The Japanese Tea Ceremony” (Global Oriental, pub. 2003)
[参考] ヘルベルト・プルチョウ著「利休の再発見: そして日本における茶の湯の始まり」(Global Oriental, 2003年刷)

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