futaoki 蓋置
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
A stand, made of ceramic, bamboo or metal, on which the lid of a tea ceremony kettle is placed. When the cover is placed on the kettle, the stand supports the dipper end of the ladle *hishaku 柄杓. If the stand is made of bamboo, it is called hikikiri 引切り. When used with a portable brazier *furo 風炉, the node fushi 節, or ring on the bamboo stand is close to the top. When a fixed hearth *ro 炉, is used, the node is in the middle.


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