Etiquette for Guests
The standard number of guests for a
small meeting is between 4-5. Guests
have certain roles during the ceremony.
Shokyaku is the guest of honor, Jikyaku
is the second guest, the rest are Kyaku
and the last guest is called Tsume.
have a special
seating in the
The Shokyaku, or the guest of honor , is
the primary person to communicate with
The Shokyaku asks the
Teishu questions about
the tea utensils such as
ask politely and
To be eaten only
after the Teishu
Chawan with hot
water from the
Kama and has
disposed of the
• Get the tea bowl or chawan
• Prepare to drink the tea
• Clean the rim
The Shokyaku asks the guests if
they want more tea. If not, they
will request the Teishu to clean
up and end the ceremony.
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