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

芝点でおもてなし・Entertaining Guests “on the Grass”

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サンフランシスコ日蓮寺に妙壽寺の三吉ご住職の奥様と園田ご上人が4月上旬にご訪問されました。

Abbot Miyoshi’s wife and Rev. Sonoda – both from Myoju-ji – visited San Francisco Nichiren-ji temple in early April.

お寺からお茶室をお借りして稽古をしている上、常々お世話になっておりますのでお二人をお迎えしてお茶を差し上げました。お二人のご友人でお茶を東京で教えていらっしゃるI先生もご同席されました。

As we are renting the tea room from the temple and Myoju-ji has been kind to us, we invited them for tea to show our gratitude.  Mrs. N, a friend of theirs who teaches tea in Tokyo was also a guest for the  tea.

社中の生徒二人が濃茶と薄茶を差し上げた後、点心(懐石を弁当にしたもの)をお召し上がりいただきました。

Two (2) students from our Shachu served ko’icha and usucha, followed by tenshin (a bento version of kaiseki).

薄茶は季節に因んで旅箪笥芝点でした。蓋置に柄杓を引いて礼をした後、下の棚板を取り出し棚の角と炉の外隅の間に置きます。茶室の中ですがなんとなく花見気分になれます。

To enjoy the season, usucha was done in the shibadate style (tema’e on the grass) with a tabidansu.  The te’ishu lowers the hishaku on the futa’oki, takes a bow, and then pulls out the lower shelf.  The shelf is placed between the corner of the tabidansu and the outer corner of the ro.   Although inside the tea room, it creates a little bit of atmosphere of cherry blossom viewing out on the grass.

【道具の一部紹介】 Utensils Used (Partial List)


而妙斎宗匠先生の花押入土田友湖作出帛紗/Dashibukusa by Yu’uko Tsuchida with Jimyo’u-sa’i So’usho’u (current Grand Master)’s signature
米国東海岸地区が立ち上げられた際の引き出物です。米国50州に因み50の桜がちりばめられています。/A commemorative gift for the launch of the U.S. East Coast Branch.  50 cherry blossoms are scattered for each of the 50 States.


網目喰籠/Amime (net-pattern) Jikiro’u


乾山写雲錦茶碗/Unkin (cherry blossoms and crimson maple leaves) chawan – copy of Kenzan original


H宗匠先生花押入風炉先屏風/Furosaki byo’ubu screen signed by Mr. H So’usho’u

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