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container for displaying flowers, or a flower vase. Generally, there are three
types found in tea ceremony rooms *chashitsu
茶室: one that sits on a flat surface, one which hangs from a hook on the alcove
post, tokobashira hanakugi 床柱花釘, and one which hangs from the outer frame
of the alcove by tsurihana hirukan 釣花蛭鐶. Hanaire can be made of
metal (copper, alloys, gold and silver inlaids etc.), ceramics (celadon porcelain,
dyed china with red glaze dominating; or native Japanese porcelain), bamboo tubes,
or materials woven into a basket. Generally speaking, metal vases are used for
formal tea ceremonies, shin 真, ceramic ones are used for semi-formal ,
gyou 行, ceremonies, and bamboo or basket types are used for rustic, informal
ceremonies *wabi わび. There are
a great variety of shapes and types reflecting the tastes of the many tea masters.
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