Last Updated on 10/31/2021 by てんしょく飯
What to bring for the tea ceremony experience
In the tea ceremony experience, there are many places where you can participate empty-handed.
Still, there are “this should be prepared” and “what you should have”.
Since it will be a long time before I become the owner of tea making, I will omit the explanation of tea utensils and first introduce the belongings necessary for “customer’s method”.
Things to prepare
・ Handkerchief (or washcloth)
It is used when you wash your hands with water.
・ White socks (or socks)
Before entering the tea room, it is a good idea to change your socks. It is a respect for the tea room and the surroundings.
In the experience, it will be clothes, so white socks are fine.
Things to have
It is a versatile paper used for eating sweets and purifying bowls.
When placing sweets, fold it in half and always turn the mountain (the one that is folded) toward you.
・ Confectionery cutting (black letters: Kuro-moji)
It is used to cut and eat sweets.
There are disposable wooden ones, metal ones, and lacquered ones.
・ Folding fan
It is used when greeting the host, when looking at an important tea set, or when placing it sideways in front of the knee to create a “barrier”. There is no need to rush.
It is a sign of respect for the other person and the tools, and is a tool that is always used in the tea room.
It is used in various ways, such as when purifying tools or removing the lid of a kettle.
The usage is called “Fukusa Sabaki”.
・ Old Fukusa (Kobukusa, Fukusa: Shikifukusa)
It is used when laying underneath when looking at a bowl or when handling tools with care.
・ Fukusa scissors
A bag for storing these tools.