Sitting order

The host (teishu) must face the hanging scroll. The folding screen must be placed in front and the left side of the host. The scroll must be on the right side of the guests (when there is a small group). The guest entrance usually faces the alcove. There is usually 1 tatami mat of separation between the host and the guests. The most senior guest (shokyaku) must be closest to the scroll. The shokyaku should make a comment about the utensils and the room. The other guests usually cannot ask questions or make comments.

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