daimegiri 台目切
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
A placement of the firebox or hearth inside the guest's mat which results in a smaller than normal size tatami mat *daimedatami 台目畳, in a 3 mats tea ceremony room *chashitsu 茶室. The upper corner of the firebox is close to or may touch the middle post *nakabashira 中柱, which is erected about one quarter length from the narrow end of the host's mat *temaedatami 点前畳. While this style is common in 3 mats tea ceremony rooms, its use is not limited to that of size room. The normal position *hongatte 本勝手, and reverse position *gyakugatte 逆勝手, are also utilized. Examples: Kan'in-no-Seki 閑隠の席, Daitokuji Jukouin 大徳寺聚光院 in Kyoto, normal type ; *Kihakuken 既白軒, Myoushinji Keishun-in 妙心寺桂春院 in Kyoto, normal type ; Enjuan 延寿庵 Koufukuji 興福寺 in Nara (moved to private garden in 1936), reverse type.

*hachiro 八炉, *dero 出炉

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