"cha-sho" (=tea-ceremony technician) who served the shogun's
family or daimyo (=domain lord) was called "chado (=tea ceremony)".
at the castle of shogun family, many "chado-shuu (=tea-ceremony
people)" served the"sado-gashira "(=tea-ceremony teacher)"
or the " sukiya-gashira (=tearoom teacher)".
costume in the photo is the full dress of the "chado-gashira
(=tea-ceremony teacher): the "shinome-kosode (=short-sleeved
kimono)", the white "naga-bakama (=long hakama)"
trousers, wide-sleeved "juttoku" coat which is made of the
black silk gauze textile. The
figure has a "suehiro (=spreading end)" fan.
It is the
style which is ranked second to the one of daimyo (=domain lord).