A small brocaded cloth, about a quarter of the size of a fukusa, used at tea ceremonies.
When Koicha (thick tea) is served, a Dashibukusa is placed beside the Chawan by the host.
At the start of each letter of the alphabet, there is a Back To Top link that will return you to the top of the page.
Note that English spellings vary a lot, for example zori may also be spelled zoori or zouri, homongi may be spelled houmongi etc. Hyphenated words are often written with no hyphen, either as two words or together as one word; for example, ko furisode may also be seen as ko-furisode or kofurisode. Various shades are achieved by repeated immersions interspersed with periods of drying (allows dye to oxidize and darken).
Back to top A Japanese dumpling made from mochiko (rice flour), related to mochi. Dango are eaten year-round, but the different varieties are traditionally eaten in given seasons.
It depicts scenes of anthropomorphic animals in amusing scenes, analogizing Japanese society in the 12th century and mocks the upper classes.
Celebrating the end of winter and the coming spring, an outdoor tea ceremony is held by the maiko and geiko of the Kamishichiken district.
Visitors stroll through thousands of plum trees, indulge in delicious festival foods An enlightened (bodhi) existence (sattva) or an enlightenment-being. It is anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta.
Choju-giga is considered a Japanese national treasure; two of the four scrolls are in the Tokyo National Museum and the other two are in the Kyoto National Museum.
Sometimes spelled chuya and also called hara-awase obi.