chapter  2
0 Internal Architecture
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In this chapter the internal architecture of the Shǀkǀ-ken is discussed in terms of its plan, spatial organisation, components-materials and finishes. The

discussion focuses primarily on the internal architecture of the zashiki (tea-

serving-room) recognized as the most significant room of the tea-house. In this

space the host and guests engage in the formalities of the tea ceremony. The

katte (preparation-room) and tsugi-no ma (next space) ante-chamber are

discussed later in the chapter. These rooms feature to a lesser degree as they are

only slightly critical to the overall sukiya tea-house design and are also

concealed from sight during the tea gathering. In the following section 2.1 the

internal architecture of the zashiki is discussed. In section 2.2 the internal

architecture of the tsugi-no ma is discussed, and in section 2.3 the internal

architecture of the katte is discussed.