The chitose bon (meaning "thousand years tray") is a chabitsu (tea container) that was designed by Kayoko, the wife of the 14th iemoto Tantansai. Kayoko also created the temae by the same name for Tantansai's sixtieth birthday. The chitose bon is made of wood finished in a deep brown lacquer. The edges of the lid, which serves the same role as a marubon in Ryakubon once the chitose bon is opened, is highlighted with red lacquer. The inside surface of the lid of the original chitose bon is adorned with the following poem (translated into English) written by Kayoko to Tantansai:

The pine in the garden

May

Kayoko

chado: Chitose Bon-dogu (last edited 2011-11-26 06:45:15 by BrianRous)