Hatsuchakai Issoan 2017

Happy New Year.  Issoan celebrated Hatsuchakai Sunday January 15.   This year table style with tatami tables and guests seated in chairs at the tables.

A light meal was served

Koicha and usucha followed

Hatsugama 2017 Kaiki

Scroll: ??????Meireki reki, rodo do.
Everything is illuminated, everything is clear and distinct, by Kobori Takugan (1931-) Born in Aichi prefecture, he is the chief priest of Koho-an subtemple of Daitoku-ji temple. He practiced under Kobori Jitsudo

Temae tables: Portable black laquer with sunken ro by Craig Tenney

Hanaire: Ichi ju gire, one window cut by Sochiku

Flowers: Seasonal flowers

New Year Display: Kagami mochi, with dai dai and year of the Fire Rooster

Kogo: Made from wood of the Ise Shrine, home of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess

Omogashi: Hanabira mochi, flower petal

Tana: Naga ita so kazari

Mizusashi: Blue and white Sometsuke kaigu

Hibashi: Rikyu konomi, pine cone

Chaire: Shiribukura Chaire, Seto yaki, with shifuku of hoju kinran, the flaming jewel

Koicha chamei: Chiyo no Hikari, Light of 1000 years by Shoraien

Chawan: Red Raku Shimadai set by Waraku

Chashaku: Made by Yosei. Gomei, Yuu kou, ??Infusing light

Higashi: Oike senbei, Kyoto, seasonal wasanbon pressed sugar

Higashi bon, Red lacquer bamboo with pine needle design by Zohiko, Black lacquer yohobon

Natsume: Gold lacquer natsume

Chashaku: Green Glass, made by Hirota, Gomei: miesuku ???? to be transparent; to be easily seen through; to be obvious; to be apparent

Omojawan: Bamboo in green and gold, Kyo-yaki

Kaejawan: Nezumi Shino, Minako’s Hagi,

Kazuchawan: Bamboo Kyo-yaki by Hosai Fujitani

Usucha: Organic matcha from Entsu, Wazuka, Japan


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    • Admin on January 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you for attending. I hope you had a good time.

    • Admin on January 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you for your comment. I wish you could attend.

    • Holly Harvey on January 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Wonderful!! Your kaiki and photos help me appreciate the lovely occasion.

  1. It was a wonderful event. Thank you to all who helped to execute such a special day.

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