chakin 茶巾
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
A small napkin used at a tea ceremony for wiping the tea bowl. Generally it is made from a linen cloth 30cm long x 12.5cm wide, with the top and bottom edges having a half centimeter sewn border, reducing it to 11.5cm wide. When in use, the chakin is folded lengthwise into thirds. Then, the long edge is folded in half and puffed up before it is folded again in half. Finally, its edges are folded a little to adjust the shape.

*fukusa 袱紗

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