An artistic name bestowed by the Oiemoto through one's teacher. Within the Urasenke tradition, an artistic name is comprised of two Chinese characters. A character taken from one’s given name follows the prefix “so” meaning true.

This practice is similar to the Buddhist practice of giving a new name to a student when the have reached a certain level.

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