figure in the photo show the image of Sen no Rikyu(1522-1591), who is
the founder of the 1000 house style tea ceremony and also the master of
the tea ceremony of the Azuchi-Momoyama era. He
wears a black "zukin", which is so-called "Rikyu-bo"
cap or "chajin (=tea master)-bo" cap in present days.
a "kosode (= short sleeves)" kimono and a "dohfuku"
coat [same as "jikitotsu" monk's robe in form and color] of
yellowish ashen red in color,.. He
wears a purple "shukin" belt [string of "kumi-ito
(=combined thread"], which expresses nobility, at the waist, and a "Gojo-gesa"
surplice, which is called "rakusu" of "kinran"
(=gold brocade). He
has a rosary or a fan in his hand. The
monk's robe of this style is almost same as the counterpart of Zen sect.
black or dark dark blue "jikitotsu" was the original style.
worldly person who embraces Buddhism without forsaking the world wore
the "dohfuku" coat. Black
[or dark dark blue] and other colors were used for it when it is not the
case of "Tamamono-iro (=given colors)" colors, which are the
colors given by the Emperor. As
for the "tamamono-iro" colors, green and yellow were added to
scent, purple and red afterwars.