Gogyou-dana (Five Elements Stand)

Favoured by Gengensai
Gogyo-dana
Crafted by Kimura Seibei

Two boards of fired cedar with a mottled textured finish are supported by three posts of bamboo (the one towards the guest is yin with two nodes, towards yourself is yang with three nodes, and on the far side is yin with one node). Because it is on the verge of restoring to the universe (the heavenly board and the earthly board), the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, water–namely the five of the boards, the charcoal fire, the earthern furo (as for the furo, the convention is an earthern furo), kettle, and hot water–it is named thus. Favoured by Urasenke’s 11th grand tea master Gengensai Soshitsu, it is used for nakaoki with the furo.

五行棚

玄々斎好 
五行棚 
木村清兵衛作

焼杉の杢目洗出しの二枚板に、竹の三本柱(客付は陰で二節、勝手付は陽で三節、向こう側は陰で一節)で支える。
乾坤(天板と地板)に木火土金水の五行、すなわち板・炭火・土風炉(風炉は土風炉が約束)・釜・湯の五つを納めるところから、その名がある。裏千家十一代家元玄々斎宗室の好みで、風炉の中置用として使われる。

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