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

長板で諸飾り・Naga’ita Morokazari

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染付葡萄棚皆具・Sometsuke ka’igu with grapevine trellis painting

久しぶりの長板で諸飾りのお稽古です。水指、柄杓立、建水、蓋置がおそろいの皆具をつかいました。諸飾りの一番のポイントはやはり「座り火箸に立ち火箸」ですね。ですが、点前畳には「忘れ畳」という別名もある位ですからとかく忘れがちです。

We used naga’ita (literally, a long board) for practice of morokazari – the first time in a long while.  Accompanying it was a ka’igu set of mizusashi (a water container), hishakutate (a ladle stand), kensui (a waste water vessel) and futa’oki (a lid rest) – all with a matching grapevine trellis painting.  The most important take-home point for morokazari is without a doubt: “suwari hibashi ni tachi hibashi” (hibashi for sitting down, hibashi for standing up).  Such a seemingly simple rule to remember – but you know what?  Tema’e-datami (tatami for the host to make tea) is also known as wasure-datami (tatami for forgetting)….

稽古とは一より習ひ十を知り 十よりかへるもとのその一」という利休さんのお歌が有名ですが、基本はやはりおろそかにできませんね。精進を重ねならねばならぬと考えさせられます。

There is a well-known poem attributed to Rikyu: “Keiko towa ichi yori nara’i ju’u wo shiri ju’u yori kaeru motono sono ichi” (What is practice?  You learn from 1 to 10, and then go back from 10 to 1).  As they say, practice makes perfect.  You can never neglect the basics.

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