5/02/2006

Tea Ceremony Saijiki

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Tea Ceremony Saijiki

茶道の歳時記



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a cup of tea
in my small room -
insects of autumn


Gabi Greve, 2005

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony
(chadoo 茶道, cha no yu 茶の湯),
the Way of Tea, has many seasonal events.



茶の湯の銘大百科

季節の言葉に見られる美しい日本語 。。。[稲畑汀子]

Great Dictionary about the Tea Ceremony
One of the authors is Inahata Teiko, the Haiku Master.
http://tankosha.topica.ne.jp/special/bookfair/2005_07/book1.html

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Sasaki Sanmi, "Chado: The Way of Tea -- A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac",
translated by Shaun McCabe and Iwasaki Satoko, foreword by Shen Soshitsu XV
(Tuttle, 2002)

The book is very pricy, but for those interested in both chado and haiku, it is a very worthwhile investment. The book is highly idiosyncratic, but gives a good idea of how a spcecific tea-master's mind worked (1893-1969), and includes lengthy sections on foods and other
seasonal items, month by month. He was also a recognized haiku master, and the book includes many haiku, with somewhat awkward translations.

Unlike the Japanese book cited above, this one is less concerned with universals of chado, more with one specific person's approach to it all.



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The Japanese tea ceremony is usually celebrated is a separate room or house, the Tea Ceremony Room, chashitsu 茶室.

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This tea room of the temple Ginkaku-Ji in Kyoto is said to be the first of its kind in Japan.

I love
My hut
At the foot of the Moon-awaiting Mountain
And the reflection
Of the sinking sky

Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1436-1490) ... and more about this place.


. Kyoto - Higashiyama Culture .
Ginkaku-Ji 銀閣寺, Yoshimasa 足利義政, Doojinsai 同仁斎

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yoojibashira 楊枝柱 "toothpick pillar"
The corner pillar of the host's mat is partly hidden.
jojibashira



. tsumayooji (tsumajoji) 爪楊枝 toothpick .


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Homepage of the Urasenke  裏千家のHP
http://www.urasenke.or.jp/textm/headq/soke/

© Urasenke Homepage Canada

裏千家の家元、千宗室
Interview with Sen Soshitsu (Sen Sooshitsu)   Present Iemoto

"Chanoyu: an Anthropological Approach to Tea,"
Jennifer Anderson
 

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Yabunouchi Tea School 藪内流 WKD


Sen Sotan 千宗旦 (1578-1658)
Sootangitsune 宗旦狐 Sotan the Fox



Matsudaira Fumai (松平不昧) and the Matsue Tea Ceremony
Matsudaira Harusato (松平治郷) (1751-1818)


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Teacups chawan 茶碗 are very important in the tea ceremony.

Here are some from Raku Kichizaemon XV
樂 吉左衛門

 楽茶碗 Tea Cups in the RAKU style WKD

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The rain stayed away
This night was hot and moonie
Raku is the best


--Sarah M. and Natalie C.

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Read more here:
 © Annual Raku firing with Ellis students
-- tea ceremony and haiku



. Tea cups and pots - Dragon Design .

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Lid stand (futa oki, futaoki 蓋置き)
To keep the lid of the water kettle off the floor.
This small item made of various materials, including porcelain, bamboo or carved wood.
To give it a seasonal touch, in winter a pine cone is used, in summer a butterfly.

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. Tea Kettles 茶釜 .


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Kaishi 懐紙 "pocket paper"



hanebooki, hane-booki 羽根ぼうき / 羽箒
feather to ritually clean the hearth, feather broom
(habooki 羽箒) Federbesen
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炭斗の羽箒に来る鼠かな
sumitori no habooki ni kuru nezumi kana

she comes to the
feather broom in the coal basket -
this mouse


Shiwasu san 師走


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Sweets served for the tea ceremony,
chagashi 茶菓子
tea cakes, teacakes, Teekuchen


omogashi 主菓子, main cake for a tea ceremony

The cakes bring the seasons into the tearoom. Their names are also made to reflect the season and to show the poetic associations of olden times. Many are named after famous poems.

WAGASHI ... Sweets SAIJIKI



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Worldwide use

China

Gongfu Cha
The place of tea time in England, tea ceremony in Japan, gongfu cha in China... show that tea is more than a drink. It's a social activity. One that let's us exchange and share a common feeling with friends, family or even strangers.

Chinese Tea Masters
External LINK by Stéphane Erler

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Germany

Jahreszeiten im Teeweg , Jahreszeitenworte

by Gerhardt Staufenbiel, Urasenke Teelehrer (Teamaster)

Read the German explanations here:
Jahreszeiten im Teeweg, by Gerhardt Staufenbiel

"Was ist der geheime Hintergrund für die Verwendung des Furo im Sommer und des Ro im Winter?"
"Ruf im Sommer das tiefe Empfinden einer kühlen Frische und im Winter das einer geborgenen Wärme hervor.
Leg die Holzkohle so, daß sie das Wasser richtig erhitzt und bereite einen Tee, der erfreut - das ist das ganze Geheimnis!"
Sen no Rikyû

The German text is found here:
http://www.teeweg.de/de/kisetsu/jahreszeiten.html


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12 Months in the Tea Ceremony

kigo for the New Year



hatsugama 初釜 "first use of the kettle"
First tea ceremony of a new year.
..... hatsu chanoyu 初茶湯(はつちゃのゆ)
..... kamahajime 釜始(かまはじめ)
..... tatezome 点初(たてぞめ)
..... hatsu temae 初点前(はつてまえ)
..... temae hajime 点茶始(てんちゃはじめ)
..... chanoyu hajime 茶湯始(ちゃのゆはじめ)

New year decoration with willow branches
kake yanagi 掛柳 (かけやなぎ)




hatsu chashaku 初茶杓 first use of the tea scoop
..... hatsu kezuri 初削/削初 first carving
A new scoop is carved and used at the first tea ceremony of the year.



hikizome 挽初 (ひきぞめ)
first grinding of powdered tea

..... cha no hikizome 茶の挽初(ちゃのひきぞめ)



Obukucha おぶくちゃ 
First tea ceremony of the new year. Using the first well water (wakamizu) and heating the hearth for the first time. A quiet ceremony for the tea master and his family.
. Good Health (Luck) Tea, fukucha 福茶 .
..... oobuku, oofuku 大服
..... oofukucha, oobukucha 大福茶 , 皇服茶
..... ofukucha 御福茶


. First drawing of Well Water (wakamizu 若水) .



Tenarai hajime : Raku family of tea ceramics

手習始め. 楽家.
Introducing the Raku Family.


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一月 Ichigatsu - JANUARY

茶入 Chaire - Behälter für den dicken Tee - Containers for thick tea
来福 Raifuku
初草 Hatsu Kusa

茶杓 Chashaku - Teelöffel - Tea Scoops
. 蓬莱山 Horai San (hoorai san).
千代の光 Chiyo no Hikari




茶碗 Chawan - Teeschalen - Tea Bowls
雲海 Unkai, Sea of clouds
瑞雲 Zuiun

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二月 Nigatsu - February

茶入 Chaire - Container for powdered tea
山の神 Yama no Kami, God of the Mountains
暮雪 Bosetsu, Much Snow

茶杓 Chashaku - Tea scoop
籬の雪 Magaki no Yuki
春の水 Haru no Mizu, water of spring
洗心 Sen Shin senshin

茶碗 Chawan
雪国 Yukiguni, Snow country
夜寒 Yosamu, Cold Night
東雲 Shino Nome
宿の梅 Yado no Ume, Plums at the resthouse


akatsuki no chaji 暁の茶事 "dawn tea ceremony"
A tea ceremoniy held in the coldest season of the year. It starts at 4 a.m. and the participants enjoy the dawn of the new day. It starts with candle light and slowly things become more visible as the day breakes and light comes through the small windows.

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三月 Sangatsu - March


. Rikyuu Ki 利休忌 Rikyu Memorial Day.
Memorial ceremony of the death day of Sen Rikyu.


tsurigama 釣釜 (つりがま) hanging kettle
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The Tsurigama is a slightly narrower kettle which is hung from a chain exactly above the Ro charcoal pit. The Kan rings are different from those used when removing a normal Kama from the fire. The chain, the rings, and the handle are available for reasonable prizes to extremely expensive sets with a name made by famous smiths and come in their own box.
source : the-japanese-tea-ceremony.blogspot.jp


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四月 Shigatsu - April

. "sweet tea", amacha 甘茶 (あまちゃ) .
"water with five scents", gokoosui 五香水(ごこうすい)
"water of five colors, goshiki no mizu
五色の水(ごしきのみず)
Buddha's Birthday on April 8



. hachijuuhachiya 八十八夜
eighty-eighth day from the beginning of spring.

The best time for picking tea leaves


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The Haiku Summer starts in May.

humanity kigo for all summer

furocha 風炉茶 (ふろちゃ)
tea ceremony with the furo brazier

..... furo temae 風炉手前(ふろてまえ)
hatsuburo (shoburo) 初風炉(はつぶろ) first use of the furo brazier
The furo brazier is used from May to November.



asa cha no yu 朝茶の湯 (あさちゃのゆ)
tea ceremony in the morning

natsu cha no yu 夏茶の湯(なつちゃのゆ)
tea ceremony in summer
..... natsu temae 夏点前(なつてまえ)

asacha 朝茶(あさちゃ)"tea in the morning"

asa chaji 朝茶事
Tea ceremonies held in the cool hours of the early morning, beginning at 6, before the heat of day begins. Light refreshments are served with the tea.



meisuidate 名水点(めいすいだて)
entertaining with famous water

Tea masters especially in Kyoto would go to a famous well to scoop water. They use a special purified wooden container to transport the water.
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natsujawan 夏茶碗(なつぢゃわん) tea cup for summer
The pattern will bring a feeling of coolness.
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. Saidaiji Oochamori, oo-cha mori
西大寺大茶盛 (さいだいじおおちゃもり)
serving big cups of green tea at temple Saidai-Ji

..... oochamori 大茶盛(おおちゃもり) "big teacup"


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五月 Gogatsu - May


新茶 shincha, new tea, fresh green tea
茶摘み chatsumi, picking tea leaves
茶摘歌 chatsumi uta, song of the tea pickers
In olden times, girls dressed in special kimono and headgear would go out to pick the tea leaves.
Click HERE to look at photos.

山門を出れば日本ぞ茶摘うた
sanmon o dereba nihon zo chatsumi uta

outside the temple gate
it's Japan again!
the song of tea pickers

Read a discussion of this haiku:
Tr. Gabi Greve

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六月 Rokugatsu - June

Ryô Ichimi 涼一味 ryooichimi . Coolness
The head of the Urasenke Tea Ceremony, Sen Soshitsu (Sen Sooshitsu)  裏千家の家元、千宗室, talked about ways to stage the coolness, for example using a large fresh green leaf as cover of the water container (habuta 葉蓋) or wringing the little linen cleansing cloth in a way it produces the fresh sound of clear water (arai jakin 洗い茶巾). The intention is to create an aesthetically cool feeling, not to physically cool anything.
Read more:
Sen Soshitsu about Stageing of Coolness in the Tea Ceremony.


meisuidate 名水点 Using famous well water for the tea
tsurube mizusashi つるべ水差し square cedar box water container

Esai-ki 英西忌 Memorial Day of Eisai
Kenchû-ki 剣仲忌 (Kenchuu) Memorial Day

Ômi-jingû Schrein Kencha 近江神宮献茶 (Oomi Jinguu)

. Koorin-ki 光琳忌 Korin Memorial Day .
Ogata Korin, Ogata Koorin 尾形光琳 (1657 - 1716)


. Oribe-ki 織部忌 Oribe Memorial Day .
Chôandô-ki (Chooandoo)
Furuta Oribe 古田織部 (1544 -1615)


Rokugatsu no harae 六月の戒
..... Summer Purification Ceremony (nagoshi) 


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七月 Shichigatsu - July

. Kenchabune 献茶舟(けんちゃぶね) boat for ritual tea ceremony .
at the Tenmangu Shrine Festival in Osaka 天満祭


flowers arranged taking turns turn, mawaribana まわりばな 廻り花、回り花
Each participant has to put one flower in the vase for a flower arrangement. The vase is then placed in the tokonoma. The flower arrangement has to match the hanging scroll theme. The vase is usually made of bamboo with a cut at the top.


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The Haiku Autumn starts in August.

八月 Hachigatsu - August

Hassaku-gama 八朔釜 Tea kettle used at the Hassaku ceremony.
Hassaku Harvest Festival, Hassaku sai, Hassaku no Iwai Japan

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Kado-cha 門茶 "tea at the gate"
..... settai 摂待
giving tea as alms at the temple gate
From the first of the 7th lunar month to the 24th.
Tea is prepared at the gate and given to monks and pilgrims. Sometimes a full tea ceremony with food is given as alms.
. o-settai, settai 摂待 giving alms to henro pilgrims .



摂待や猫がうけとる茶釜番
settai ya neko ga uketoru chagama ban

giving tea to the pilgrims -
the cat is also served
by the teakettle caretaker


Kobayashi Issa



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九月 Kugatsu - September

Naka-oki 中置


Koogetsu ki 月江忌 Kogetsu Memorial Day (Gekkoo)
Abt Koogetsu Soogan 江月宗玩 (1574 - 1643), temple Daitoku-Ji 大徳寺.

Uji no Cha-matsuri 字治の茶祭 Tea Festival at Uji
source : chamatsuri
. Different types of Green Tea from Japan .



Bashoo Ki 芭蕉忌 Bashoki, Basho Ki Matsuo Basho Memorial Day


MORE - hokku about drinking tea with
. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .


Yasukuni-jinja Kencha 靖国神社献茶, Tea Ceremony at Yasukuni Shrine


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十月 Juugatsu - October

Nagori no chaji 名残の茶事
Furo-nagori 風炉名残 "parting with the furo"
At the end of autumn, the last tea of this year is drunk in rememberance of the warmer season. Now the winter will soon start.
At the end of October, the furo 風炉 is put away and replaced by the ro 炉.
A special tea ceremony is held to part with the hearth for the next half year.


Ichio-ki 一翁忌 Ichio Memorial Day
(around October 19)
A tea ceremony on the anniversary of the death of the tea master Sen Ichio Soshu 一翁宗守 (1593~1675, the fourth generation from Rikyu.
He was the founder of the tearoom Kankyuan 官休庵(Kankyuu-An).


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十一月 Juuichigatsu - November

Robiraki 炉開き"Opening the hearth"
irori hiraki 囲炉裏開く(いろりひらく)"opening the open hearth"
The hearth 炉 is opened for the first time since April. Tea for this cereomny is prepared with tea powder made from leaves freshly picked that summer.
This hearth, ro, will be used from now until the following April.


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nurirobuchi 塗炉縁 ぬりろぶち fuchi edge of the hearth
kijirobuchi 木地炉縁(きじろぶち)wooden edge around the hearth
a square hearth protection. Some of famous temples are decorated with laquer and inlay.


Kuchikiri no chaji 口切の茶事 (くちきり) opening the tea jar
kuchikiri, kuchi kiri 口切(くちきり)
kuchikiri chakai 口切茶会(くちきりちゃかい) Kuchikiri tea ceremony
now around November 16
It used to be the 30th day of the 9th lunar month.
Tea leaves picked in early summer are packed inside jars and mature until November. Now the jars are opened (kuchi kiri : open the mouth of the jar).
The leaves are then ground into powder for powdered green matcha.
At this tea ceremony, the tea is prepared using the first fresh powder.
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Matsuo Basho remembers Sen Rikyu
and the kuchikiri ceremony in Sakai
. kuchikiri ni Sakai no niwa zo natsukashiki .




口切のとまり客あり峰の坊
kuchikiri ni tomarikyaku ari mine no boo

for the opening of the tea jar
there are visitors over night -
mountain retreat


. Tan Taigi 炭太祇 .

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shiki matsuba 敷松葉 (しきまつば) spreading pine needles


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十二月 Juunigatsu - December


Kotohajime 事始
Preparations for welcoming the new year begin. Greetings for the year end are made on this day. Around December 11.


Joyagama 除夜釜
On New Year's Eve (joya), the family and close students of a tea master drink the final tea of the year in the tea master's home. The fire built at this time is used for the first Obukucha the following year on the next morning. Thus the tradition is continued from one year to the next.


Yobanashi no chaji 夜話の茶事 "Talking at nightfall"
Tea ceremonies are held in candlelight from nightfall until evening. Food is served and the cold and maybe snow can be enjoyed. It starts at 6 o'clock.
..... yobanashi 夜咄 (よばなし)
..... rohenbanashi 炉辺話(ろへんばなし)
..... yobanashi saji 夜咄茶事(よばなしさじ)


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Each Month with its tea-related kigo
From a Japanese Saijiki
http://www.sadoukaikan.com/tea/saijiki.html


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Things found on the way


Daruma san, だるまさん 達磨さん、 the Indian Monk Bodhidaruma, practised Zazen for long hours. When he got sleepy, he cut off his eyelids and threw them away. Later he found a plant had grown out of them. He collected the leaves and brewed the first tea ... says the legend.

Daruma is closely related to tea for this reason !!!

Here is a special online museum for Daruma san only.
Daruma Museum Japan by Gabi Greve

CHA 茶 <> The world of Tea
..... Photo Gallery, Teapots, Teacups
..... Kyusu 急須 ― tea pots
..... Chatsutsu, chazutsu 茶筒 ― containers for leaf tea
..... Yunomi 湯のみ― Teacups with Daruma
..... Short History of Drinking Tea in China
..... Sencha


Mini-Encyclopedia about Daruma


The Old Tea Road from Yunnan to Lhasa .. Pu Erh Tea and Salt
茶葉古道(ちゃばこどう)



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HAIKU


NARACHA ... 奈良茶

Matsuo Basho was very fond of Naracha rice gruel served at Haikai Meetings.

侘びて澄め月侘斎が奈良茶歌
. wabite sume tsuki wabisai ga Naracha uta .
Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD



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The Hundred Poems of Chanoyu 茶の湯百首

(92)
茶の湯には梅、寒菊に、黃葉落、靑竹、枯木、曉の霜
(The essence of) chanoyu (may be found) by (the contemplation of) these (images): the ume and the kan-giku; the scattering of the colored leaves, the (vitality of) green bamboo, and (the solitude and silence of a) leafless tree (in the depths of winter); the frost at dawn.

Daniel M. Burkus
source : chanoyu-to-wa


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「茶の湯俳句会」 Tea Ceremony Haiku Meeting
In Ogaki City, in memory of Matsuo Basho and Furuta Oribe
大垣市芭蕉生誕360年祭
http://www.e-oribe.info/OribeHP/02awards/06winner4th/ceremony03.html
http://www.ginet.or.jp/nisimino/sinctop/200409/

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clear mind
viewing the garden
drinking tea

Gabi Greve, 2005
Inside the Zen gardens of Shunmyo Masuno

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autumn solitude -
I share my cup of tea
with ALL of you !



Isn't the Internet a great place !
Click HERE to see my teapot philosophy !

Gabi Greve, September 2006   

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Geert Verbeke, January 2006
http://users.skynet.be/geert.verbeke.bowls


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late spring -
the old kettle
still shines


Gabi Greve, April 2007
short history of the tea kettle


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Related words

Saijiki of Buddhist, Shinto and other Ceremonies and Events of Japan


The Old Tea Road from Yunnan to Lhasa
茶馬古道(ちゃばこどう) Chaba Kodoo





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14 comments:

~Vaughn Seward said...

A green tea sequence:

chinese proverb...
the green tea experience:
see, smell, taste

glass pot:
gunpowder leaves unfurl
in hot water

steaming cup:
the aroma of jasmine
under the nose

sips of maccha:
taste buds in the mouth
awaken

Ella Wagemakers said...

This is a series ... or is it? Couldn't resist writing these, had so much fun!

evening tea ...
he asks her to forgive
his affair

pot of tea ...
she asks him to describe
his mistress

empty teacup ...
a gust of wind brings
the full moon

sipping tea ...
a child watches his mother
raise her little finger

tea leaves ...
wondering which kimono
to wear tonight

:>) Ella Wagemakers
www.ewchameleon.com

WASHOKU SAIJIKI said...

CHA and WASHOKU

Types of tea etc.

Gabi Greve said...

a frog jumps
into the stone basin -
tea ceremony

tsukubai, つくばい(蹲い)
handwash stone basin

sakuo said...

Gabi san's haiku!!

outside the temple gate
it's Japan again!
the song of tea pickers

Your pages are encycropedia of Tea that included all about Tea affairs.

arigatou gozaimasu.

sakuo.

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

木隠れて茶摘みも聞くやほととぎす
kogakure te / chatsumi mo kiku ya / hototogisu

Matsuo Basho

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

炉開きや左官老い行く鬢の霜 

robiraki ya / sakan oi yuku / bin no shimo

Matsuo Basho

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Drinking tea with
Matsuo Basho

http://matsuobasho-wkd.blogspot.jp/2012/06/cha-drinking-tea.html

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho in 1694
in the tea room of Kibushi
together with Hirose Izen and Kagami Shiko

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秋近き心の寄るや四畳半
aki chikaki kokoro no yoru ya yojoohan


as autumn approaches
our hearts are drawn together--
a four-and-a-half mat room

tr. Barnhill
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Gabi Greve - Issa said...

Kobayashi Issa

欠にも節の付たる茶つみ哉
akubi ni mo fushi no tsukitaru cha tsumi kana

even while yawning
she keeps the tune...
tea picking

Tr. David Lanoue

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho

口切に堺の庭ぞなつかしき 
kuchikiri ni Sakai no niwa zo natsukashiki

opening a new tea jar
in a garden in Sakai -
full of dear memories

Sakai ward in Edo

Anonymous said...

A suikinkutsu (水琴窟, literally "water koto cave")
is a type of Japanese garden ornament and music device. It consists of an upside down buried pot with a hole at the top. Water drips through the hole at the top onto a small pool of water inside of the pot, creating a pleasant splashing sound that rings inside of the pot similar to a bell or a Japanese zither called koto.
It is usually built next to a traditional Japanese stone basin called chōzubachi, part of a tsukubai for washing hands before the Japanese tea ceremony.

MORE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suikinkutsu
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Gabi Greve said...

furidashi 振り出し
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small container for sweets, often sugar balls
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google for images

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

裏千家羅馬道場雛葛籠
urasenke rooma doojo hina tsuzura

Urasenke
Roma training center
box for hina dolls

藍生 主宰句
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more about tsuzura
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