Tea accessories


Selected pieces for use in tea-ceremonie or with green tea. Please ask for other items, we can order them in Japan for you.


Antikes | Books | Chagama | Chaire | Chakin | Chasen | Chashaku | Chawan | Fukusa | Furuikan | Futaoki | Gift set | Hishaku | Kaishi | Kensui | Ko | Mizusashi | Music | Natsume | Sensu | Sumi | Tatami | Varia items |

Antikes Antikes
collectors pieces


We are proud to present you some excellent old ore vintage pieces for use in Tea for example old Chawan, flowervases, scrolls etc. All pieces are carefully selected and especially collected for Chanomiya. They are not new one, so sometimes depending on age there are some signs of age. The feeling is wabi and sabi.
 
Books Books
Selected books


Ausgewählte Bücher zum Teeweg oder zu anderen japanischen Themen
 
Chagama Chagama


 
Chaire Chaire
Chaire - ceramic Teacaddy


 
Chakin Chakin
Chakin – linen cleaning cloth


The Chakin is a small white cleaning cloth, made of 100 % linen. It is used in the tea ceremony to clean the tea bowl. After the Chasen it is the second most important working object in the tea ceremony and nothing else can take its place. Since centuries Chakins are made in small Japanese villages (a small cottage industry). They can be used for years if handled with care (washed in cold water straight after use).
 
Chasen Chasen
Chasen – Tea brush


The Chasen is a small brush handmade since hundreds of years in a traditional way. It is used to mix in the bowl the Matcha with water and whisk it into the foaming consistency, ready to drink. Our Chasens are original Japanese products that can last for years, when carefully treated.
 
Chashaku Chashaku
Chashaku – Tea spoon


The Chashaku is a small teaspoon made out of bamboo, which is used to put the powder tea into the tea bowl. In the tea ceremony it is a cult object and should be observed with honour.
Famous tea masters often made it by hand and gave it poetic names. These Chashakuare are kept in special marked bamboo boxes and if sold in the Japanese marketing, reached astronomical prices.
Our Chashakus are handmade by good Japanese craftsman. They become more and more beautiful while using.
 
Chawan Chawan
Chawan – Tea bowls


The tea bowls, used in the tea ceremony for the Matcha (the powder tea) are larger than our European teacups. They must be large enough to whisk the tea into a foamy substance. The tea bowls are made of clay instead of porcelain, because porcelain bowls would become to hot and are not comfortable in Japanese culture. Porcelain bowls are used for brewed tea.
A good tea bowl is a piece of art, beauty in the eyes of the beholder.
 
Fukusa Fukusa
Fukusa – Ritual cleaning cloth (silk)


The Fukusa is a cloth made of pure heavy silk, made in the old traditionally way. The best quality Fukusa in Japan costs a small fortune and can’t be found anywhere outside Japan. In the tea ceremony Fukusa is used to clean the tea utensils. In the Japanese tradition men use a violet cloth, women a red or orange one. Nowadays women can use various colours, matching the colours of their kimonos.
The folding of the Fukusa and the ritual cleaning of the tea ceremony tools (bowl, spoon, etc.) is a kind of meditation in preparation for the tea ceremony.
Our Fukusa are of high quality.
 
Furuikan Furuikan
Furuikan – Tea sieve


Because of the fine powdered Matcha, the tea tends to build lumps when mixed with water. The Japanese use the tea brush to help get rid of this problem, but still there are small lumps, which would hinder the taste. So before drinking, it will be poured through the sieve. You only pour as much tea as you can drink, if you pour it to often through the sieve, it loses flavour. Too much air the makes the tea lose its flavour very quickly. Our tea sieves are delivered in the same airtight containers as our tea, so tea can be kept in the sieve for several days.
 
Futaoki Futaoki
Futaoki – carrier for teakettle lid


In the tea ceremony the lid of the pot is laid down on the lid carrier to prevent any condensed water getting on the futon. The Futaoki is usually made from bamboo peaces from near the roots. The chosen peaces are so thick and strong, so that they don’t crack in the drying process. Of every bamboo can be made a maximum of 2 or 3 Futaoki, which makes them very expensive, even more so when signed by artists or tea masters. They are then kept in special marked wooden boxes. Old, precious Futaokis are traded as pieces of art and antiques.
Our Futaokis are made from fine bamboo peaces from near the roots.
 
Gift set Gift set
Gift set


 
Hishaku Hishaku
Hishaku – Bamboo Ladle for hot water


In der Teezeremonie benutzt man die aus Bambus gefertigten Schöpfkellen, um das heiße Wasser aus dem Teekessel zu schöpfen und die Wassermenge für eine Schale Matche-Tee zu dosieren.
Die aus Bambus gefertigten Schöpfkellen sind in ihrer Schlichtheit kleine Kunstwerke. Man sagt, dass ein Bogenmacher den ersten Hishaku gefertigt haben soll. Deshalb haben die Samurai den Hishaku in der gleichen Weise gehandhabt, wie sie den Pfeil auf den Bogen aufgelegt haben. Wenn das Wasser in die Teeschale auf den Pulvertee gefüllt ist, machen die Teemeister heute noch die selbe Handbewegung wie die Samurai beim Abschießen des Pfeiles.
Billigware aus Taiwan oder China ist aus schlecht abgelagertem Bambus gefertigt. Die Tasse der Schöpfkelle neigt deshalb beim Trocknen leicht zum Reißen oder zum Verziehen.
Wir vertreiben nur hochwertige Hishaku aus Japan, bei denen die Gefahr des Reißens minimiert ist. Ein solcher Hishaku kann über viele Jahre verwendet werden, wenn man den Stiel hin und wieder mit feinem Schmirgelpapier reinigt.
 
Kaishi Kaishi
Kaishi – Paper serviette for sweets


In the tea ceremony one uses small piles of carefully folded paper, as a kind of serviette, on which small sweets are served or to catch crumbs. They get their name (Kaishi) from the small paper packets (shi), which the Japanese used to carry in their Kimonos (Kai), so that by special meetings (kai) they could spontaneously write down poems, or stories. Those who could do this often and quickly were called “Sukisha” and were generally well educated with good taste. Even today some tea masters carry on this tradition.
 
Kensui Kensui
Kensui – Used water jar


Kensuri in the tea ceremony is used to collect the water, which was used for cleaning the utensils or warming the tea bowl. The traditional form is made out of bronze, as used in the old religious rituals. Less formal Kensuris are made of porcelain in endless variations and designs. The Kensuri must sit well in the hand and be big enough to collect all the water needed in the tea ceremony. Some of these Kensuris are pieces of handicraft artwork.
 
Ko Ko
Ko - Duft - Incense


In teaceremony we use different incense in summer and winter. In summer we use smal wooden peaces of fragrant wood. In winter there is used kneedes pills of mixed ingredients, mostly fragrant wood, spices and other mostly secret ingredients.
 
Mizusashi Mizusashi
Mizusashi - Mizusashi


Mizusashi ist mostly ceramic jar to store cold fresh water.
 
Music Music


 
Natsume Natsume
Natsume – lacquered Tea caddy


In the tea ceremony the powder tea “Macha” will be taken out of a small painted box with a Bamboo teaspoon. The small boxes are often very valuable, due to the amount of time and energy spent in making them. An ordinary black box can sometimes cost more than an artistically painted box.
The paint on some of these boxes are up to 30 layers deep each layer being sanded and polished to give the finished box a beautiful depth in colour and you will see the smallest flaw in the paint. The simple black Natsume of good quality has a strong impression of the Zen-spirit.
 
Sensu Sensu
Sensu – Fan


In the tea ceremony the fan is used as a sign of respect to each other and the surrounding cosmos. Although the fan is never opened, the inner side is covered with small works of art or expensive calligraphy writing. In the tea path we like to use fans, that on the inner side have the 100 rules (stories) written by the tea master “Sen no Rikyu”.
 
Sumi Sumi
Sumi – Charcoal and ashes


Our charcoal is made in Japan especially for use in teaceremony. The ashes for use in teaceremony are refined and very clean.
 
Tatami Tatami
Tatami


Tatami - mats are traditional Mats laying on the floor. We have original mats in Kyôma, the biggger measurement for the tearoom. Mostly are sold the smaller one, not usable for Chashitsu.
 
Varia items Varia items
various items


Different items for use in teaceremony and for preparing tea
 

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