Let's create a "tea room" in your home! Points to keep in mind when planning the floor plan
When building a house, buying a condominium, or remodeling, many people think, "I want to make the house a little different from the normal one." In any case, you want to add personality to your house. For example, if you or your family enjoy "tea" as a hobby, you may have thought that "I would like to make a tea room for the floor plan of my house." However, it is still difficult to make a tea room in earnest. Various knowledge and expense are required. However, if "making a Japanese-style room that can also be used as a tea room as one of the interiors" is realized, it may be possible depending on the device. This time, we will explain how to think about the layout when making a tea room at your home.
Image of how large the tea room should be
Image of how large the tea room should be
There are various types of tea rooms, but there are the following two types.
This refers to a tatami mat that ranges from four and a half tatami mats to 15 tatami mats, and is generally called "Shoinfu." This Shoin-style tea room has "floor" and "shelf" to decorate various things. Therefore, a certain amount of space is required. It is characterized by its elegance and glitter, such as "Enjoying tea while watching a work of art."
2. Koma Small room
A room with a floor area of 4 tatami mats or less. These are generally called "Souanfu". This Souanfu tea house is said to have been completed by Sen no Rikyu. Sen no Rikyu cherishes the simple taste that removes the luxury from the tea room, so it is very simple compared to the Shoin style. Hideyoshi Toyotomi also made his own tea house in this form, and it was a tiny 2 tatami mat. In this way, there is a tentative classification according to the size of the room, but since the point is based on the content and concept of the tea room, it is said that "the size is a hall, but it does not apply to the Shoin style" depending on the tea method. Ultimately, let's think about how large a tea room you want to have in your house, based on "whether you want to secure it" and "whether you can secure it". The "4 tatami mats" belongs to the Koma Small room as well as the hall, and it is not necessary to create a tea room based on this size, but it is "historically classified like this".
What to do with "Ro(Fire)" for boiling tea for tea?
A tea room requires something called " Ro(Fire)". This refers to the "Irori" that boils hot water for making tea. Making Ro is called "make a fireplace in the floor". It is recommended that carefully consider what Ro to choose, taking into account subsequent applications and fire prevention measures. Also, the make of Ro will need to be considered first along with the type of Ro, as the floor plan will change depending on the Ro making (position).
Whether to make a fireplace in the floor or "place Ro"
If it's a full-scale Ro, dig the underfloor and put charcoal in it to make it a roast. However, depending on the circumstances of the house, it is difficult to dig deep, so there is also a method called "Place Ro". This is like putting a Ro in a box on the floor, but there is also a type that can be used at a lower position by digging in a little bit.
Ro using fire or electric Ro
There are two types of Ro: full-scale Ro that uses fire and “electric Ro”. First, you need to decide which to use. If you place importance on the practice of the tea ceremony, the practice may not progress unless you use Ro that uses fire. However, from the perspective of fire prevention, you may be forced to choose electric Ro. In addition, the "Place Ro" introduced earlier has a fire type and an electric Ro type, which can be selected depending on the household situation and your preference.
Let's make a "Nijiri-guchi" to enter the tea room
The Nijiriguchi is the entrance to the tea house. It's not as tall as a typical doorway because it makes you feel like you're moving forward (in a sitting position). In the tea ceremony, the customer will enter from this niche. The entrance is unique to the tea room, so if you make it, it will give you a real atmosphere. In addition, it is common in tea ceremony for people who make tea to enter and exit from the entrance called "Sadou-guchi", which is dedicated to the owner. When making this tea ceremony entrance together with the Nijiri-guchi, it is necessary to consider how to cut make a fireplace in the floor and the floor plan.
Isn't it fun to add originality instead of perfect "reproduction"?
There are various styles of tea ceremony, and there are detailed rules for the tea room. If you are a serious tea maker and you really want to stick to the tea ceremony, you may want to stick to the floors and create a real tea room. However, even if the tea room is adopted as a part of the interior, or if you try to add your own attention to it, it will be a "tea room" with originality. Let's aim at making a tea room that is not too difficult, considering the floor plan and cost of the house.
If you want to create a tea house, you need to find a building company or construction company that accepts orders for the design and construction of the tea room. Let's select and consult while looking at construction examples.
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