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Important Cultural Property and Historical Site
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Ume-no-i "Plum Well"

The water of the Ume-no-i, "Plum Well," has long been considered ideal for making tea. On New Year's morning, using water drawn from this well, the grand master prepares Obukucha, "Great Prosperity Tea," which is offered before the statue of Rikyu in the Onsodo.
      Next to the Ume-no-i is a tall water-basin made of a unique stone which reveals chrysanthemum-shaped patterns on its cut interior. The stone was a gift from the Owari Matsudaira family.