Sōsen employs the daisu grand-sideboard in a large reception room for the preparation of a bowl of tea. The service presented in this video is the basic winter service of thick tea.
Regardless of the tradition or style in which a service of tea is conducted, one single such service comprises of several stages the host observes to provide his guests with a bowl of tea and an enjoyable occasion. Each individual stage has a specific function in the unfolding of the service. I will lay out the basic structure of the steps of a basic service of Japanese tea ceremony according to the praxis of the Enshū school.