Flowers for a Tea occasion
By Grand Master Fuden-an Sojitsu
Flowers: Sarashina-shoma, Toranoo-no-teriha, and nokongiku or chrysanthemum.
Vase: Chosengaratsu style pottery.
The month of November marks the beginning of the new season for tea which results in the installation of Ro and the use of a new tea.
The photo represents the Tokonoma of a tea room where we take light tea after drinking thick tea in another room where I displayed Camelia flowers. The white of the Sarashina-shoma and the red of the Toranoo-no-teriha represent happiness. The Chrysanthemum balances the colors of the floral ensemble. The pottery is an art piece representative of the Chosengaratsu style.