Notable Aspects of the Ashiyagama
First of all, the Ashiyagama has a
characteristic shape. It is known as a “shinnari,” for boiling water, and
harmonizes well with the atmosphere of the tea ceremony. There is an elegant
pattern embedded in the lower part of the Ashiyagama. Also, the kettle lugs or
handles merit attention as they are made to represent ogre’s faces. Ashiyagamas
are thin and light as well.