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

割蓋平水指・Flat Mizusashi with Split Lid

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夏も終わりに近づいていますが、夏はやっぱり割蓋の平水指でお稽古ですね。「老松」と同じように丸い蓋の真ん中が割れていて、開け閉めできるよう蝶番が二つ付いています。

The summer’s end is drawing near, but we cannot let that happen without practicing otema’e with hiramizusashi (flat mizusashi) with waributa (split lid).  The lid is just like one for “O’imatsu” – it is round, and split down in the middle with two hinges for opening and closing.

ちょっと暗いせいもありますが、外からは比較的に地味に見えます。お点前では左側しか開けないのですが、お見せするために蓋を全部取りますと、中は結構複雑。三彩釉であることがお分かりでしょうか?

Maybe it is due to the low lighting – but it looks rather subdued from outside.  During otema’e, only the left side is opened – but here in this photograph the entire lid has been removed to reveal the inside of mizushashi.  It looks rather complex….  Can you see three-color glaze?

美濃焼南楽窯三彩釉平水指
Mino Ware Three-Color Glaze Hiramizusashi by Nanraku kiln

棚ではないのですが、蓋の上に柄杓と蓋置を丸卓のように飾ることができます。お道具って色々あって面白いですね。

Hiramizusashi is not a shelf (tana) – but you can display hishaku and futa’oki on top of the lid, just like you would with marujoku (round shelf).  Tea utensils…. Aren’t they interesting?

Originally posted September 4, 2014

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