Chaji – Roji and Koshikake

One by one the guests should follow the garden path to Koshikake, where the first guest put out Enza for all the guests. The guests should be seated in the Koshikake waiting until the host arrives in the garden. The host will take water from the Tsukubai and sprinkle it around (Uchimizu). Teishu comes to the Koshikake and greets the guest with a silent bow. (mukae-tsuke; mugon orei). The guests sit back down and wait as the Teishu enters the tea-room though the Nijiriguchi. Then one by one the guests excuse themselves with osakini, and go to purify themselves using the Tsukubai before entering the tea-room.