The Different Chashitsu Tea Rooms

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					       The Different
Chashitsu Tea Rooms
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Different-size rooms are named
based on the number of Tatami
mats and how they are laid out.




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Tea Room Features:
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Tatami mats cover the floor and
there is usually an alcove or
Tokonoma in the room.
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1) Sadouguchi (茶道口)
             This is used
            by the host
            to enter and
              exit the
              tearoom
            when carrying
               the tea
              utensils.
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Taikobusuma




A sliding door which has a lattice
frame on both sides of the door
with white paper.
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Fusuma
A type of sliding door found         in
ancient Japanese houses.
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2) Tokobashira (床柱)
    Made
   of high
quality wood
 consistent
  with the
  principle
  of Wabi.
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Red pine is sometimes used with
the bark left on. An aitebashira is a
pillar found on the other side of it.
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3) Otoshigake (落としがけ)




It supports the short wall located in
front of the alcove. Usually made of
red cedar, red pine, or Paulownia wood.
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4) Kakejiku (掛軸)
            Calligraphy,
             paintings,
           waka poetry,
            letters and
           Zen phrases
           are hung on
             the walls.
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5) Tokogamachi
     Tokonoma lower beam
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6) Temaeza
 Tatami mat
 used by the
 Teishu when
   preparing
   tea & to
 re-ignite the
      fire.
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7) Nijiriguchi (にじり口)




A small opening for the guests
to use as entry.
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8) Tokonoma (Alcove)
The most important part of the room.
It is where the hanging scroll and
flowers are displayed.
                   Chashitsu Variations:
                                  1.Nijo
                                  2 mats are
                             used & the fire
                              pit is placed in
                                the Temaeza
                                with a board
                                    measuring
                             3inches(7.5cm)
                                    behind it.
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                   2. Naga-yojo
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A rectangular Chashitstu with 4 mats
and with a fire pit located between the
Teishu and his guests.
                     3. Nijo-Daime
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    Has 2 guest
     mats and a
  shorter one for
     the Teishu.
   The fire pit is
    between the
   Teishu and his
       guests.
                   4. Hira-Sanjo
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Has 3 mats with the fire pit also
between the Teishu and his guests.
                   5. Ichijo-Daime
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With one mat for the guests and a
smaller mat for the Teishu. The fire pit
is situated in the Teishu’s matted area.
                   6. Yojohan
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                      This
                    chashitsu
                    has four
                   and a half
                      mats.
                   7. Fuka-Sanjo
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A 3 mat Chashitsu where the fire pit is
located in the Teishu’s matted side on
the side of the wall with a 45cm board.
         8. Old-style Naga-yojo
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    Traditional,
  rectangular &
   with 4 mats
  and a fire pit
   between the
    Teishu and
  guests. It has
  a 15cm board.
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Description: OolongDragon.com: Different-size rooms are named based on the number of Tatami mats and how they are laid out. Tatami mats cover the floor and there is usually an alcove or Tokonoma in the room.