Bunrin Chaire

Chaire (茶入) earliest history and original use unknown- ceramic as well as wood, lacquer; kinrinji (1200-1600's)

Karamono 唐物 Shapes

Though all in Japanese, this page includes a chart of many different chaire shapes.

lids 蓋 turned ivory with tiny knobs on top; many varieties

hikiya- turned hardwood case for protecting chaire; chaire accidentally fit into early natsume-shaped lacquer tea containers (not other way around)

trays 盆 older pieces may have trays used with them to raise their status because really "good" pieces e.g. but not limited to karamono, should not go on the floor. Trays may be either karamono themselves or made in Japan. Once made into a set, the same one is always used, kept with the chaire in its box. There are square, round, flower / lobed (traditional), diamond, five sided (new, Japanese) shapes; decoration ranges from pure black lacquer, red, black and green Wakasa lacquer, carved black (tsui-koku 堆黒) and cinnabar (tsui-shu 堆朱), shell inlay, and colored lacquer designs. There are also lacquer, plain wood and leather trays. They should have their own boxes and hakogaki but stay with the chaire in its larger box.


Wamono chaire 和物

Natsume 棗, other lacquer thick tea containers Shinnuri 真塗, tamenuri 溜塗, ikkan 一貫張, oritame ("folded wood") Oh, chu, sho, ippuku natsume; konomi'ed koicha containersÅF e.g. Kotaro, Oimatsu


chado: Chaire (last edited 2014-08-16 18:30:53 by StigSandbeckMathisen)