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Small Chrysanthemum Kaishi Paper (5 sheets)

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What is Kaishi (Kaiko-gami)?

Kaishi is a small piece of Japanese paper folded in two that is carried in one's pocket.
It is also called a "letter" in the sense that it is a piece of paper that is carried around in the hand.

From the aristocrats of the Heian period to ordinary people today
It has been used for various purposes such as memo paper * handkerchiefs * chirigami * and letter paper.

Usage in the tea ceremony is as follows:

[Receiving]
When serving confectionery, the guest uses it as a plate in place of the plate in front of him. In this case, the washi is placed in front of the guest with the bundle still in front of them,

When finished, wipe the chopsticks with the upper right or left corner.
After eating, turn over only one sheet from the bottom,
Careful not to let powder or other debris fall out, put it away in the bosom or embankment of the kimono.

[Wipe]
For thin tea, wipe the mouth of the tea bowl with your finger after you have finished drinking. After drinking, wipe your fingers with a piece of paper from your pocket to cleanse the tea bowl.

For Koicha (thick tea), wipe the mouth of the tea bowl directly with Kaishi (tea paper),
or with a special cloth or paper called a kochakin.

[Wrapping]
If you cannot finish eating the sweets, you wrap them in kaishi and put them away in your pocket or in an embitterment.

Origin: Japan

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