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

炉開き茶会2015・Robiraki Chakai 2015

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北加同門会の主催で「炉開き茶会」が先日日曜日にサンフランシスコの日米会館で行われました。今回の茶会は少々趣向が異なったのは、広間での薄茶3席に加えて濃茶4席が小間であったことです。小雨のぱらつく肌寒い日でしたが、お茶室の中(特に小間)はとても暖かくて助かりました。

Robiraki Tea Event was hosted by the Northern California Domon-kai at the Nichibei Kaikan building.  This was a unique event in that there were three (3) sessions of usucha in hiroma (large room) and four (4) sessions of koicha in koma (small room).  It was a chilly day with light showers – but in the tea rooms (especially koma) it was (thankfully) very warm.

お軸は「蓬莱五彩雲」(ほうらいごさいのくも)。「蓬莱山」は不老不死の仙人が住むという伝説の山で、その山にかかる五色の雲がおめでたい、としているものだそうです。やはり炉開きはお茶の新年なのですね。

The scroll is “Ho’ura’i gosa’i no kumo” (Clouds of five colors over Ho’usa’i).  The mountain of Ho’usa’i is a legendary place where immortal sages were thought to inhabit.  The clouds of five colors over that mountain were considered an auspicious symbol.  “Robiraki” marks the beginning of a new year for tea world – and for that occasion, it was the appropriate scroll.

企画の皆さんお疲れ様でした。

Thank you for your efforts for organizing the event.

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