Chaire (Container for powdered thick tea)

@The chaire is container for koicha(powdered thick tea). It is classified into Karamono(Chinese-style) and Wamono(Japanese-style). And it is named for various shapes. Katatsuki,Bunrin,Nasu,Marutsubo,Shirihari,Daikai,Naikai are in general use. Karamono is made in China. Most of Wamono is made in Seto,Bizen and Takatori. The chaire always has a pouch,called Shifuku. The old chajin(a man who is accomplished in tea ceremony, prize the chaire so highly that some busho(general) in Edo era considered a Chaire to be in apposition with a castle.

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