Il Chashaku (茶杓) is a tool (chadougu, 茶道具 used for japanese tea ceremony (cha no yu, 茶の湯). 

Charms with Auspicious Inscriptions -- Good Fortune, Wealth, Longevity, Honor, Sons and Official Rank

 Japan always had traditionally a very strong belief in the efficacy of charms which could bring good luck to oneself and family, and of amulets to dispel evil influences.
For this reason, the majority of Japanese temples will display charms that will include four or few character inscriptions that will wish for good luck, good fortune, wealth, longevity or a  promotion to an higher job position.
Sometimes  "good luck" charms are displayed and explained written on a special tool like a tomabake or tea Tools.

Imaginary and inspired names (mei 銘) for Tea Spoon (chashaku) are given to it in terms to celebrate a tea ceremony givin to that special moment a story or to leaves a lingering image of beauty to u or your guests. Naming tools on tea items with a 'mei 銘' has existed in Japan since 794. Til than names always given to various objects like tea bowls, vessels, tea chaire, a confectionary and in that case chashaku used for a tea ceremony.

The inspiration to givin a name may vary and can change because of the season of the moment that Priest is Living.

Chubei bamboo 3 set tea scoop with  inscription 『出し幣』To Begin/To Get Out/ To Reveal/ To Show『最高の勲績』most, highest, maximum, uppermost, supreme『土州』earth; dust; Red clay /Land  Yasuhisa  Ornamental Sumo Tea Ceremony twenty-nine generations Kimura Zhuang Noriyuki assistant ※ State: intact

Daitokuji (大徳寺) Chashaku (Matcha Spoon)  Ozeki Momori OM3407★

Creator.Personal Name: 尾関宗園, 1932-Creator.Personal Name: Ozeki Sōen, 1932-Creator.Role: calligrapherTitle: 雲無心 [Translation in progress] Type: Calligraphy-Japanese.Type: Scroll (tool)-Japanese.Culture: Japanese.Style.Period: Modern.Material.Medium: ink + Bamboo.Measurements: 27.1 x 48.3 in.Location.Current Repository: private collection, Manuel Jensa (Rome, Ill.)Rights: Manuel Jensa .


Takeshi Matsuzen is a priest of Daitokuji Temple

Mr. Takeshi Matsuzen obtained the Chief Title in Osaka Prefecture and afterwards visited  the Kyoto Kenninji monastery he became the priest of Daitokuji Temple around 1967.  

Since Takeshi Matsuzen is a director, the  Daitoku.ji became the most famous Zen temple in Kyoto, which occupies a vast temple area in the Kyoto. At Daitokuji monk's write books, squirrels, strips, etc. are very popular items from people who like tea ceremony.

The tea ceremony Tea Scoop is made by Matsuo Takeshi purchased at Daitoku-ji as a expensive tea utensils

[Treasure Japan] Daitokuji " Hiromichi Hasegawa" bamboo tea scoop inscription 
松寿~ Syouju ~meaning:

"松" is pine tree. "寿" is long life. 

[Treasure Japan] Author Unknown Cherry Lacquer (Chashaku) Sakura  tea scoop + box: Length: 18.4㎝ 【財宝日本】作者不詳 桜蒔絵茶杓 共箱 :TS7329 Makie 塗茶杓桜蒔絵 [Treasure Japan] cherry lacquer

[Treasure Japan] Daitokuji " Hiromichi inscription "Fukuju"

福寿 [ふく福​·じゅ寿]Meaning(s) for 福寿

1. long life and happiness福 blessing; fortune; luck; wealth 寿 longevity

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  • [Treasure Japan] Daitokuji " Hiromichi Hasegawa" bamboo tea scoop inscription "Muichimotsu" box genuine Length: 18.3㎝"all things are essentially nothingness, all things come from nothingness, originally, there was nothing, Zen reminder to free oneself from attachments"English Meaning(s) 無 nothingness, none, ain't, nothing
  • 一 one

  • 物 thing, object, matter

  • 無一物

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