The katanakake ?? is a single or double rack usually found at the outside left of a tea house entrance to hold the swords of warriors. Part of the code of the tea cult was that the tea ceremony was a place where, ideally at least, the cares..., disputes, and hostilities of the outside world were momentarily forgotten. Thus, even warriors left their weapons outside. Large two-tiered stones *katanakake-ishi ???, were often placed below the katanakake to make them easy to reach.