Hanging Scroll (kakemono)
A Hanging Scroll, or kakemono is one of the most important equipment in a tea
room because it symbolizes the spiritual aspect of the ceremony; a host decides which kakemon
he chooses in order to symbolize his purpose for a particular ceremony to guests.
- WA-KEI-SEI-JAKU: It is said that this word shows the
basic idea of chado. "Wa" means harmony. "Kei" means respect.
"Sei" means purity. "Jaku" means tranquillity. We can finally reach
"jaku" through "wa", "kei" , and "sei."
- ICHI-GO-ICHI-E: Meet once. People can have only one
particular tea party (or an event in life) even though the same people will meet again.
So, one moment is very important, and meeting people is so solemn.
- EN: Freedom, Equality, and Indiscrimination
- MU: MU is not EN. MU consists of all objects and ideas in
the world such as Yes, No, Zero, and One even though they seems to be opposite.
- SHU-JIN-KOU: True oneself
- KITSU-SA-KO: It is saying that a bowl of tea is served
to everyone whoever wants.
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Last Updated: 02/07/02
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