Friday, January 29, 2010

Container for powdered thick tea, chaire

Ntsume is container for powdered thin tea, which we have been using in our lessons. Common type is wooden and urushi lacquered (on the left). Different type of container is used in thick tea temae. It is ceramic container (chaire) with pouch (shifuku). The one used at our hatsugama is in the right picture. Isn’t the pouch beautiful?

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