Friday, July 16, 2010

Chadōgu 茶道具

Chadōgu, or tea tools used in the formal Japanese tea ceremony, specifically the Furo 風炉. Furo are portable braziers used in the tea room to heat the hot water kettle (kama) to make the tea. They are commonly made of ceramic or metal - this one is ceramic. Photograph was taken in a Kyōto house that has been turned into a kimono retailer.

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