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Chaji – Dialog for the beginning of a Chaji

Dialog for the begining of a Chaji

When Tsume stands from toko (or kama), all others stand and go to their place; set fan by R side. When all have settled, Teishu opens door. (Guests and Teishu bow together.)

Shokyaku:

  • Please come in.
  • DOZO O-HAIRI O  (どうぞお入りを)

Teishu:

  • Excuse me.
  • SHITSUREI ITASHIMASU  (失礼致します)

Shokyaku:

  • Thank you for inviting us to this chaji.
  • HONJITSU WA O-MANEKI ARIGATOU GOZAIMASHITA
  • (本日はお招き頂き有り難うございました)

Teishu:

  • Thank you for coming・・・・
  • ・・O-KOSHI ITADAKI ARIGATO GOZAIMASU
  • (・・お越し頂き有り難うございます)

Shokyaku:

  • We have been looking forward with pleasure to ・・・・・
  • ・・TOTEMO TANOSHIMI NI SHITE ORIMASHITA
  • (・・・・・とても楽しみに致しておりました

Teishu:

  • ・・・・・・・please make yourself comfortable.
  • ・・・DOZO OKUTSUROGI KUDASAI
  • (・・・・・どうぞおくつろぎ (御寛ぐ)下さい)

(Shokyaku slides back. Each guest, with fan in front, slides out and thanks Teishu simply.)

Last guest:

  • If there is anything I can do to help, please tell me.
  • NAN’NARI TO O-MOUSHITSUKE KUDASAI
  • (何なりとお申し付け下さい) 

(Shokyaku slides forward.)

Shokyaku:

  • Please tell us about the scroll in the waiting room. Who painted / wrote it?
  • O-MACHIAI NO O-KAKEMONO WA?
  • (お待合のお掛け物は?)

(Shokyaku continues to ask about the things encountered in waiting room, waiting arbor and garden, and comments on them.)

  • tobacco tray (o-tabako bon)
  • hot water – well name (o-yu)
  • garden path (o-roji)
  • fire container (hi-ire)
  • hot water cups (o-kumidashi wan)
  • tray (o-kumidashi bon)
  • features of arbor (o-koshikake machiai)
  • teahouse (if first visit)

Shokyaku:

  • Please read the scroll for us.
  • DOZO O-KAKEMONO NO O-YOMIAGE O
  • (どうぞお掛け物のお読み上げを)

Teishu:

  • It reads… ” .” It was written by…
  • ・・DE GOZAIMASU ・・HITSU DE GOZAIMASU
  • (・・・・・・でございます。 ・・・・・・筆でございます
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