Chitose Bon (literally "thousand years tray") was created for the 14th iemoto Tantansai by his wife Kayoko for his sixtieth birthday. This usucha temae is named after the specially designed chabitsu, also created by Kayoko, which is utilized. The lid of the original Chitose Bon (see Chitose Bon-dogu) bears a poem written by Kayoko to Tantansai which contains the phrase "one thousand years." All the utensils used with the exception of the binkake, tetsubin, and kensui are contained inside the Chitose Bon at the start of the temae and are placed back inside at the end. The teishu may enter and exit with the Chitose Bon, or may chose to display it with his or her folded fukusa on top. There are stong similarities between Chitose Bon and Ryakubon. Hence, the lid of the Chitose Bon serves the same role as the marubon in Ryakubon once removed.


chado: Chitose Bon (last edited 2011-11-26 06:39:24 by BrianRous)