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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.
The Different Chashitsu Tea Rooms OolongDragon.com Different-size rooms are named based on the number of Tatami mats and how they are laid out. OolongDragon.com Tea Room Features: OolongDragon.com Tatami mats cover the floor and there is usually an alcove or Tokonoma in the room. OolongDragon.com 1) Sadouguchi (茶道口) This is used by the host to enter and exit the tearoom when carrying the tea utensils. OolongDragon.com Taikobusuma A sliding door which has a lattice frame on both sides of the door with white paper. OolongDragon.com Fusuma A type of sliding door found in ancient Japanese houses. OolongDragon.com 2) Tokobashira (床柱) Made of high quality wood consistent with the principle of Wabi. OolongDragon.com Red pine is sometimes used with the bark left on. An aitebashira is a pillar found on the other side of it. OolongDragon.com 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. OolongDragon.com 4) Kakejiku (掛軸) Calligraphy, paintings, waka poetry, letters and Zen phrases are hung on the walls. OolongDragon.com 5) Tokogamachi Tokonoma lower beam OolongDragon.com 6) Temaeza Tatami mat used by the Teishu when preparing tea & to re-ignite the fire. OolongDragon.com 7) Nijiriguchi (にじり口) A small opening for the guests to use as entry. OolongDragon.com 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. OolongDragon.com 2. Naga-yojo OolongDragon.com A rectangular Chashitstu with 4 mats and with a fire pit located between the Teishu and his guests. 3. Nijo-Daime OolongDragon.com Has 2 guest mats and a shorter one for the Teishu. The fire pit is between the Teishu and his guests. 4. Hira-Sanjo OolongDragon.com Has 3 mats with the fire pit also between the Teishu and his guests. 5. Ichijo-Daime OolongDragon.com 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 OolongDragon.com This chashitsu has four and a half mats. 7. Fuka-Sanjo OolongDragon.com 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 OolongDragon.com Traditional, rectangular & with 4 mats and a fire pit between the Teishu and guests. It has a 15cm board. More Chashitsu Information on our Website! Visit Now! OolongDragon.com
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