Daisu Shozumi-Demae for the Hearth (Part 1 of 2)

Display the habouki (feather brush) and kogou (incense container) on the front left of the top board of the daisu (Img 1). Shimeshibai (damp ash) is generally sprinkled inside the ro. Put in the shikikou (underlying incense) and then three sticks of shitabi (starter charcoal). Put on the kettle.
Set the sumitori down by the pillar of the host’s entrance. The host and guests give a communal bow (Img 2). Carrying in the sumitori and lace it to the right side of the ro (Img 3). Then carry in the haiki and close the door. Holding the haiki (Img 4), sit right-diagonally in front of the ro. Place the haiki at the tatami’s bottom edge (Img 5). Turn to face the daisu. With the right hand, take the habouki (Img 6). Place it in front of the knees horizontally like the character 一 (Img 7).
Next, take the kogou with the right hand (Img 8) and place it on your left palm. Holding the habouki in your right hand so the kogou is sort of under it’s tip (Img 9), return to face the ro. Place the habouki in the space between the ro and sumitori, just left of the latter (Img 10). Place the kogou in front of the sumitori inside the edge of tatami (Img 11). Turn to face the daisu. Touch both hands to the ground. With the right hand, pull out the hibashi from the shakutate (Img 12). Turn them horizontally and hold them with the left hand (Img 13). Return to face the ro. Place them aligned to the right of the habouki (Img 14).
If a lady, using a tomobuta, or the kettle’s knob is nanryou, fold the fukusa at one’s waist, close the kettle lid (Img 15), and return the fukusa to the waist.
Take the kan rings from inside the sumitori and fasten them to the kettle (Img 16). Take the paper trivet from the front kimono pocket with the right hand and place it with the left hand near they left knee (Img 17). Move one knee forward, raise the kettle (Img 18), and place it on top the trivet (Img 19). Pull it until conveniently to one’s far side. Unfasten the kan rings and place them to the left of the kettle with the left hand (Img 20). Return to face the ro. Take the habouki with the right hand and do the shobaki (Img 21). Place the habouki diagonally to the right of the kogou (Img 22). When shobaki starts, the guests should veiw it from close by the ro, in order from the first guest and giving a bow to the next guest.
Take the hibashi, and using the left hand, adjust one’s grip (Img 23). Fix the shitabi, and deposit the hibashi into the sumitori (Img 24). With both hands, shift the sumtori farther to the right (Img 25). Turn diagonally right and take the haiki with the right hand (Img 26). Return to face the ro. Place the haike in the prescribed position (Img 27) and sprinkle in the ash.

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