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

ひがし茶屋街・Higashi Chaya District

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浅野川の川岸近くに、格子戸で二階の造りのお茶屋が並ぶ一角があり藩政時代の面影を今も残しています。

Near the banks of the river Asano, there is a district where “chaya” (tea houses) – two-story wood structures with lattice doors – still remain standing, just like they did during the days of the provincial government.

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Patrons’ Quarters

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Patrons’ Quarters (@ Shima)

二階の客間は遊興を目的とした造りとなっていますが、遊びといっても琴、三弦、舞踊、謡曲、茶の湯から、和歌、俳諧に及ぶもので、巾広く高い技能と教養が要求されたそうです。

The second floor is purposefully built to entertain patrons.  But “entertainment” involved koto (Japanese horizontal harp), shamisen (Japanese three-string instrument), Japanese traditional dance, chanting of Noh songs, chanoyu, as well as Japanese poetry of all kinds.  It was required of the entertainers to be highly skilled and educated in various art forms.

 

朱漆の階段・金箔水引の茶室・懐華楼
Red Lacquer Stairs; Gold Foil Tea Room (@ Ka’ika-ro’u)

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