In Japanese "cha ka shi ki" means "first fire". To my Western ears it sounds a bit like "Tchaikovsky" and didn't he write "The Firebird"? No, that was Stravinsky. Tchaikovsky wrote the 1812 Overture which at least had canons in it. Good enough.
Anyway, in a traditional Japanese house, dedicating a traditional Rumford fireplace, with poetry and song, sashimi and sake, CHA KA SHI KI! seemed an appropriate name for the ceremony we created.
The Rumford turned out to be a pretty good sake heater.
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