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中じまい・Nakajima’i

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 運び出し・At the Beginning

風炉の季節になり、お稽古は基本の運び薄茶点前となりました。そこで一番気になったのが「中じまい」です。「中じまい」は広間の薄茶運びの場合のみ行われます。おしまいにする際茶器と茶碗が水指の前ではなく、道具畳の中央となります。これは、最初に運び出したときとの変化を楽しむためだそうです。

It is a furo season.  It is a “back to basics” time, and our practice started with hakobi usucha otema’e (carry into the tea room everything except the furo and the kama).  The item that stood out the most: “Nakajima’i.”  “Nakajima’i” is done only when the otema’e is hakobi usucha done in a “large room” (hiroma) (four-and-a-half mats or larger).  During the steps of closing the otema’e, the chaki and the chawan are placed – not in front of the mizusashi butin the middle of the do’ugu datami (the tatami where the otema’e is conducted).  This it to enjoy a variation from the way the utensils were initially brought in – and placed in front of the mizusashi.

中じまい・Nakajima’i

先日見たある本にH宗匠先生のお考えがこのように記述されていました。

“H” so’usho’u sensei described his theory in a book I read the other day in the following way:

点前の仕舞いは、原則として道具を持ち出した最初の形に戻すのが建て前であります。

It is the basic rule that closing of otema’e is to put back the utensils where they are at the beginning.

しかし、実際の茶の湯のとき、両器を水指の前でなく、畳の中央で仕舞うのが一つの風情として考えられたのが中仕舞いであると考えられます。ここに茶の湯の自由さというものがあります。

However, during the actual practice of chanoyu, it felt pleasing to close the otema’e in the middle of the tatami, rather than placing the chaki and the chawan [back] in front of the mizusashi.  That is thought to be the origin of “nakajima’i.”  This shows that chanoyu has freedom [to grow/change – rather than something rigid and stale].

確かに変化がないとマンネリになりますね。これも昔の人の知恵なのでしょう。

It is true….  Without variations, we will be stuck in a rut.  This is probably wisdom of our ancestors to break the monotony.

【参考】 風炉の点前[表千家流](世界文化社 2010年刷)

Originally posted June 13, 2014

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