SUMITORI 炭斗 container for holding sumi – charcoal used in temae

furo- small and deep because. Sumi goes up into furo, and hiding Sumi from guest’s eyes contributes to cool feeling but everything shallow also gives cooling feeling so shallow, esp. green bamboo baskets can be used, with Hoshogami (IN-YO)

Rikyu called for Saikago-basket for picked vegetables 菜籠

Ro- large and shallow because. Sumi goes down into Ro and seeing Sumi gives warm feeling but deep also gives warm feeling (YO-IN); more and heavier Sumi in Ro season

Fukube 瓢 used even pre-Rikyu for Sumitori; esp nice at Robiraki, Kuchikiri; some with handles, good for older people, in which case- right hand holds, left hand underneath; new for each year; old, Meibutsu have poems on them; paper need not be used in bottom; some are lacquered- these are not as desirable as plain ones


Karamono – finely woven dark bamboo or rattan, elaborate or decorative shapes- hira maru 平丸, yoho 四方, soko yoho 底四方; gokaku 五方, rokkaku 六方, hakkaku 八方; dai 台, ashi-tsuki 足付, lacquered, inlaid / shell, beads, etc.

Wamono – freely woven bamboo, etc.; materials- bamboo baskets (sairo, sazae kago 栄螺籠) lined / lacquered paper; rattan or vine baskets, takenokawa 竹皮, sakurakawa 櫻皮, sashimono 指物, bent and or pegged wood, painted -eg. Gengensai, Tantansai ryurei, maki-e, fully lacquered (e.g. kimma), Ikkan-bari; large gourd, lotus stalks, pine needles, gauze, etc.

Lacquer, Wood:

Sumidai (tandai) 炭台-(also above ) esp. for Ro, at congrat.- New Year, sekibiraki 席開; hinoki sashimono with cut corners (sumikiri 隅切); 0.9.8(29.7cm) square x H. 0.1(3 cm) plus 0.2.4(c7.3 cm) plank legs= 0.3.4(10.3 cm); something like a short sambodai; tojime is toward Host; hosho-gami shiki; has been used for shin sumi but not now; required for mawarizumi

kami-oshiki 神折敷 - (now) used for Shin Sumi; Hoshogami cut to fit; Rikyu-konomi-cedar bentwood; Sotan-konomi Ikkanbari; also Kiri and Hinoki; ro-furo ireko set [0.7(21.2 cm) x 0.2.6(7.9 cm)]; tojime done in cherry bark; used with tojime facing teishu because offering to spirits Kaku Mukou

Nanban kinma- bamboo frame covered with mud and lacquered, carved, and colored.

horaku  焙烙 (Dairo Gozumi) all dogu go on