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


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社中初釜 2017・Our Shachu’s Hatsugama 2017

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新年早々社中の初釜を行い、時分時に点心を頂きました。お道具もお正月らしくなっています。

Promptly after the arrival of the new year, our Shachu had our “hatsugama” (literally, “first pot”).  Tenshin was served for lunch.  Because it is osho’ugatsu (New Year’s holiday season), utensils selected were appropriate for the season.

皆で楽しくひと時を過ごしました。その雰囲気を写真でお伝えします。

We all enjoyed our time together.  We would like to share that atmosphere with you through photographs.

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軸飾り・Jikukazari

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「軸飾り」は軸物を巻いたまま床に飾り,席入り後正客の所望で床に掛けることです。通常は席入り前に掛物を床に掛けますが、御宸翰(ごしんかん)や由緒ある掛物など特別の物は尊んでそのようにするのだそうです。

With “jikukazari” a scroll is placed in the alcove – still rolled up, which will be hung only after all guests are seated and upon the first guest’s request.  Ordinarily a scroll is already hung before guests’ arrival.  However, special scrolls, such as a letter handwritten by an emperor or other items of great history, are handled differently as a sign of respect.


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表千家北加初釜2017・Omotesenke Northern California Hatsugama 2017

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北加支部の初釜が2017年1月8日にサンフランシスコ日本町にある北米会館三階「臨和軒」茶室で行われました。

Northern California celebrated its 2017 hatsugama on January 8 at the “Rinwa-ken” tea room on the third floor of the Hokubei Kaikan in San Francisco Japantown.

お弁当や福引もある楽しい一時を過ごしました。

Everyone enjoyed the time together – and of course bento and raffle for prizes!

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