Ceramic versus bronze kensui
One should bear in mind when doing the toriawase of utensils to respect the rules of “shin”(formal), “gyo” (semi-formal) and “sô” (informal), including characteristic of the kensui as well. Most of the ceramic kensuis are in the “sô” category (e.g. Oribe kensui, etc.) with some exceptions that you could have a ceramic one used in a gyô toriawase of utensils.
- Is the bronze efugo kensui ‘shin’? Is the rule that all the items in your toriawase should be in the same category of either shin, gyo or so? Should koicha toriawase always be shin?
- The ekobu bronze kensui (the most ‘common’ one) can be shin, gyô and sô. Preferably when choosing the dôgus, they should be in harmony, so the shin, gyô, sô apply. For koicha, there’s no such rule for the toriawase, since it all depends of the temae that is being performed. Of course there are ceramic kensuis and ceramic kensuis, artist-made ones, mass produced ones…
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