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COLLECTOR’S CORNER ZEN AND CHADO Including Textiles Used in The Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Named cultural ambassador to Thailand by the Japanese government for her dedication to promoting cultural exchange and understanding between the two countries, Fumiko Boughey is secretary-general of Chado (The Way of Tea) Urasenke Association and has been active in the Japanese, international and Thai communities for many decades


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Closeup of two of the thick tea caddies in their silk pouches

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Various sized and shaped ceramic thick tea caddies in their shifuku, with their boxes, on which are written their histories (hako-gaki).

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The Thai Textile Society would like to thank, TTS Steering Committee Members - John Toomey and Ruth Gerson for their Photographs
 


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A sample of textiles used in the tea ceremony.

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For semi-formal tea

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A Burmese red and ochre lacquered box serves to carry miniature utensils for outdoor picnic tea.

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Teabowls in their shifuku

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Japanese copy of a Chinese tenmoku-style teabowl known as Uguisu (Nightengale).

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This "plum blossom" knot indicates that the teabowl is at rest

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The knot atop this caddy indicates that it contains tea and is ready for immediate use in a tea ceremony

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The knot here shows that this caddy contains no tea, has been cleaned and is "at rest" and will be stored away.