|KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses|
|A board which is placed on the host's mat *temaedatami 点前畳, to display tea utensils at the time of a tea ceremony. It is about 42cm square corresponding to the width of a portable shelf *daisu 台子, used for the same purpose. The board can be finished in black lacquer kakiawase-nuri 掻合せ塗, or it can be natural wood with its grain kiji 木地, showing through a clear lacquer coating. A small portable brazier may also be placed on the oo-ita. Larger braziers are placed on a smaller board, called *ko-ita 小板, which is about 30 square.|
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