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The name Fushin'an

The name Fushin'an comes from the Zen saying, 'Fushin hana hiraku konnichi no haru' (Mysteriously the flowers open. Spring today). Fushin means mysterious, and also refers to the spirit that is moved by the greatness of nature which is beyond the human intellect in its mystery.
Fushin'an is the name of the tea room that was run by Rikyu, which has been inherited by successive generations of Iemoto. Fushin'an also refers to the whole organization as well as the Sen family residencepdf, and is one of the names of the Iemoto Sen Sosa.

Nameplate with calligraphy written by Kokei Osho, Rikyu's Zen master

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