Tanko Magazine, Heisei 23, September
Konnichian Gyotei Division: Question Corner

Q: About Kinin Kiyotsugi Kagetsu No Shiki
In Kinin Kiyotsugi Kagetsu no Shiki, please teach us the established closing conduct for when the “Flower of Closing” is drawn but the kinin has not even once gotten the “Moon”.
A: Even though the kinin has not once gotten the “Moon”, the kinin with the flower of closing, takes the returned “Tsugi Chawan” with the right hand and temporarily places it with the left hand at kattetsuki. He puts water in the “Kinin Chawan” (that was temporarily placed on the kinin tatami) in front of his knees and does chasen-toshi.
Arrange the chakin and chasen, purify the chashaku, brush the fukusa and put it to the waist. He arranges the natsume in front of the mizusashi, and places the former “Tsugi Chawan” in front of his knees. He puts hot water in and rinses the bowl, does chasen-toshi with cold water, arranges the chakin and chasen, and places it at kattetsuki.

Q: About Hira Kagetsu no Shiki
In Hira Kagetsu no Shiki, after the guest first advances into 4 and a half mat room, the host goes and holds the orisue in front of the main guest. At this time, should the main guest place the orisue towards the kamiza? Also, when going to sit for the temae having gotten the flower card, which foot should one stand on?
A: The orisue placed in front of the main guest is not placed towards the kamiza, it is left how it is. Also, when going to sit for the temae having gotten the flower card, stand up with the right knee, and fall back left, right left.

Q: About the placement of the guest’s fan
At a chakai, entering the tearoom as a guest, when placing the fan behind one’s seat, is it pointed towards kamiza or geza? Also, is there a distinction between the main guest and the other guests?
Whichever seat it is, the main guest points to the kamiza. The second guest and the rest, turn the point towards geza.

Q: About the seven types of futaoki
The seven types of futaoki can be made of bronze or ceramic. Of the ceramic made, there are celedon and enameled ones etc. But are there any rules for using them?
A: There aren’t any rules. Use whatever is nice for your toriawase.

Q: About the furosaki screen
I heard you use a furosaki screen if you have fusuma etc. by the seat of the temae. I can see using a furosaki when the seat has walls on both sides, but how is that? Also, is it best to treat a barrier the same as a furosaki?
A: Use a furosaki if there is fusuma or shoji on one or both sides, also if there ar walls on both sides but they are not plastered. Don’t use a furosaki if there is a temae skylight or such, or when there is a wall that is plastered such as in a four and a half mat tearoom. If treating a normal large room as a small room, use a barrier to partition off the utensial mat and the guest mats.

今日庵業躰部 質問質
問:貴人清次花月之式について
貴人清次之式で、貴人が一度も「月」に当たらずに「仕舞い花」となった場合の仕舞いつけの所作をお教え下さい。
答:貴人に「月」が一度も当たっていなくても、仕舞い花の貴人は、返されている「次茶碗」を右手で取り、左てで勝手付に仮置きして、貴人畳に仮置きしてある「貴人茶碗」を膝前に水を入れ、茶筅通しをします。茶巾・茶筅を仕組み、茶杓を清めて、帛紗を払って腰につけ、水指前に棗と置き合わせ、つづいて「次茶碗」を膝前に置き、湯を入れてすすぎ、水で茶筅通しをして、茶巾・茶筅を仕組み、勝手付におきます。
問:平花月之式について
平花月之式で、はじめに客が4畳半に進んだあと、亭主が正客の前に折据えを持っていきますが、このとき正客は折据を上座のほうへよけておきますか。また、花の札が当たって点前座に行くとくは、どちらの足を立てて立つのでしょうか。
答:正客の前に置かれた折据は、上座へよけずに、そのままにしておきます。また、花の札が当たって点前座に行くときは、左膝を立てて立ち、左右左と下がります。
問:客の扇子の置き方について
茶事で、客になって茶室に入り、扇子を座の後ろに置きますとき、要は上座、下座いずれになりますか。また、正客と他の客との区別はありますか。
答:いずれの席でも正客は要を上座へ、次客以下は要を下座に向けます。
問:七種の蓋置について
七種の蓋置には唐銅製と陶磁器製ともにあり、陶磁器の中には青磁や色絵のものなどがありますが、使う場合に約束があるのでしょうか。
答:約束はありません。取り合わせで用いられたらよいでしょう。
問:風炉先屏風について
風炉先屏風は点前座に建具のある場合に用いると聞いておりました。二方が壁である席で風炉先が使われているのを見ましたが、いかがでしょうか。また結界も風炉先と同じ扱いでよいでしょうか。
答:一方あるいは二方が襖や障子、また二方が壁であっても塗り回しの壁でなければ風炉先を用います。風炉先を用いない場合は、点前明かりの窓があるとか、四畳半の茶室のように壁が塗り回しになっているときです。結界は、大体広間の席を小間据えにする場合、道具畳と客畳を仕切るために用います。

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