NOTE: The fukasa is the symbol of the host, while the sensu(fan) is the symbol of the guest. These two are never to be on your person together.
Using the fukasa cloth, we wiped the lid as a gesture to the guest. We did the same thing to the chashaku spoon. Next, we performed chasen toushi(literally "chasen(the whisk) through"), which is purifying the chasen. Placing the tool in hot water and turning it, we were to check for any broken or dirty spokes. Then, we cleaned the bowl and made green tea, just as I did last time-- scooping the matcha into the chawan, pouring in hot water from the tetsubin(pot), stirring, and then drinking.
I also learned today that in Japanese Tea Ceremony, I am to wear white socks! I failed to do so today, but something to remember for next time. :)
Until next time,