Entrance of Japanese tea room is a low door, symbolizing that all who enter have to lower themselves to enter, regardless of their rank or status.
hikidashi chawan by akira satake
Namagashi, Hama Rikyu Teahouse, Tokyo | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Oribe Ware(Black Oribe),17th century,Japan
Flower bamboo vase with side opening by Sen no Rikyu (1522-1592), Japan 竹一重切花入 千利休
Rikyu tea ceremony cup in collection of British Museum
Katsura Rikyu, Kyoto
Oribe type. Mino Ware, ceramic. Momoyama period, 17th century. Donated by the Okaya Family. http://www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/english/parmanent/room2/cya7.html
Kuro-oribe tea bowl 黒織部茶碗「富貴」 kuro-oribe (a type of oribe ware with black glaze) Handeishi Kawakita 1878〜1963 川喜田半泥子