7039 A furosaki paper screen (for tea ceremony use) painted in ink and colour on a gold ground with curtains and tassels
Japan Edo period 17th century
Dimensions: H. 18¼” x W. 52½” (46cm x133cm)
The furosaki byobu (screen) is specifically designed for use in chanoyu (tea ceremony). Placed in the corner of the tea house it denotes the season or whatever theme the host has chosen to portray. It works as a backdrop for the kama (kettle) and also for the various precious objects such as the koro (incense box) and chawan (tea bowl) used during the performance of this ancient ritual.