At your own home or visiting friends your long sword went on a rack - right next to the umbrellas. If swords were to be drawn fast it would be the short sword - far easier. By the way - try springing into action from seiza - I guarantee you if there was even a hint of danger the boys would not be in seiza.
The tea ceremony was just that - seiza for the required time then back to cross-legged sake drinking.
Besides koto playing and serving were done by servants.
Ignacio Jaramillo (Nacho_mx) wrote:
You just try to draw a sword, perform the tea ceremony or play the koto while cross-legged!