The equipments used for this ceremony is called Dogu, which literally means tools in Japanese. Collecting these supplies that are needed will take a lifetime and a fortune because the prices can be high for some items made by famous artists. Some of the essential utensils are the following:
This is a rectangular, white, linen cloth used by the host to cleanse the tea bowl after a guest has finished drinking.
This is the kettle that is used to heat up the water that is used o make the tea. It is usually made from iron or copper and usually has a lid. The lid is removed when the host begins to make tea and when the guest had enough tea it is closed.
This is a tea-wisk that are carved from a piece of bamboo, this is necessary for the tea ceremony. This can be made from three kinds of bamboo; fresh bamboo, smoked bamboo, or dried bamboo. The type of Chasen differs depending on the type of tea, which can be thick, Koicha or thin, Usucha.
This is a scoop used to get tea into the tea bowls. They are carved from a single piece of bamboo or ivory, it is important because it allows to get the exact amount of matcha. Different styles and colors can be used in few ceremonies.
This can be the most important part of the whole ceremony, without this, tea could not be served or drunk. Chawans are available in a wide range of styles and sizes. Shallow ones are used in the summer so that the tea can be cooled rapidly and deep bowls are used in winder to keep the tea warm for longer times. Chawans are generally created by tea masters and tea bowls over four hundred years can still be used today.
This is a long bamboo ladle with a flattened part in the center of the handle. This is used to move the hot water from the iron kettle to the tea bowl, Chawan. Different sizes of the Hishaku are used for different ceremonies.