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Interesting Equipment Used During a Tea Ceremony


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Dogu refers to equipment during a tea ceremony. A wide range is required even for a simple ceremony.


Chabako 茶箱 A box used to keep the utensils and used when the ceremony is held outside the teacher’s room. OolongDragon.com


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Refers to various tea utensils or the container for powdered green tea called Matcha.


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A portable, fairly large shelf for displaying tea utensils used during a tea ceremony.


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Dora 銅鑟 Experts create these copper alloy gongs that make poignantly beautiful sounds during a tea ceremony.


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Hachi 鉢

Wooden or ceramic bowls where sweets are placed. Paired with chopsticks.


The fire pit would have an ash bed referred to as Ash from where fire is lit.

Hai 鉢

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Hana-ire 芹兼 This is a flower vase that is made of bamboo and hung from the pillar of a Tokonoma. OolongDragon.com


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Kaishi Napkins used for placing the sweets or cleaning the rim of the tea bowl or chawan after drinking.


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Kan かん Kabouku 香木

Used to remove the Kama from the fire pit to transfer it to Kamashiki.

Scented wood that creates a soothing fragrance. Two pieces of wood placed in the fire.


Neriko 硴錙

A portable, fairly large, shelf used to display tea utensils used during a tea ceremony.

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Ro 炉 When it is cold, the Kama is heated using the fire created in the Ro on the floor which is placed on a Tatami mat. OolongDragon.com


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Tana 棚

Any kind of furniture made of wood or bamboo used during tea preparation. More informal than daisu.


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Tenmoku 天目 Tenmoku-dai天目台 Narrow footed bowls. Should be handled with care by the Teishu and Kyaku.

Used to prevent the Tenmoku from toppling over.


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Interesting Equipment Used During a Tea Ceremony