Home History Learn Cha-do Experience Tea Tea Tools Contact Unique, handmade tea container used to hold the thin tea powder. A Unique Tea Experience Sit Make Tea & A Unique Tea Experience Sit Make Tea & This container holds cold water to cleanse the Tea Bowl and replace water used The Laddle is an important tool in the ceremony, used to transfer both hot and cold water The kettle and brazier are used to heat the water used in the Tea Ceremony
Used to boil hot water to make tea. May sometimes also be called Chagama.
 Used for Thin Tea called “Usucha”. These Tea containers are hand made and every one is unique.
Used for a charcoal fire to make hot water for tea. Unglazed clay coated in black lacquer is usually preferred for formal use.
Used to prepare the tea and during the drinking process of the guest. There are many types of tea bowls that may be used, based on different circumstances. The tea looks best in dark or black cups.
Single piece of bamboo crafted to be used to whisk the powdered tea with water in the tea bowl. Koicha, or “thick tea” is kneaded with the whisk to smoothly blend the large amount of powdered tea with water.
Made of dried bamboo and used to laddle hot and cold water in preparation of tea. It’s proper handling in the preparation of tea requires years of skilled practice combined with a sense of relaxation.
Cold water from this container is used to cleanse the tea bowl and to replace water used in the ceremony.
Kensui / Waste Water Container
The most important object in the room, hung in the “Tokonoma” or sacred alcove. The words set the tone for the tea. This one says, “Ichi go - ichie-ie” or “One time - one chance”
Seasonal flowers arranged to look like they are growing in a field. This art has its roots in Ikebana, an older style of Japanese Flower Arrangment. Chabana evolved from the free-form style of Ikebana. This display should give the viewer the impression of growing naturally outdoors, and help to connect the room with nature. The are placed in the Tokonoma.
Hanaire / Flower Container
Japanese Scroll called a Jiku. This one means, "One Time, One Chance" Tea flowers, taken from the free-form of Ikebana, connect the room with nature and appear to be growing naturally The bamboo whisk is used to mix Usucha powder with hot water to make either thin or thick tea
Jiku / Scroll
Natsumae / Tea container
Chawan / Tea Bowl
Musysashi / Cold Water Container
Hishaku / Water Laddle
Kama / Kettle
Chasen / Tea Whisk
Furo / Brazier
Chabana / Tea Flowers
This bowl is used for any waste water in the Tea Ceremony Tea Bowl used in  preparation and drinking of tea This handmade bamboo tea scoop is used to measure and distribute the thin tea powder
Handmade of bamboo by someone of moral repute (i.e. teacher or priest), this tea scoop is used to measure and dispense the powdered tea. Sometimes ivory or wood may be used, and the artist’s name may be written on the outside of a container. The scoop is wrapped in a silk cloth when stored.
Chashaku / Tea Scoop
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