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The Japanese way of tea : from its origins in China to Sen Rikyū

Author: Sōshitsu Sen, XV
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1998.
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The author follows tea drinking practices from their arrival in Japan to the time of Rikyu, considering at each stage the relevant historical changes and their significance for the Way of Tea. Shortly after its arrival during the Heian era (794-1185), tea was celebrated by Japanese poets, who attributed the same spiritual qualities to the beverage as had their Chinese contemporaries. During the medieval era,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sen, Sōshitsu, 1923-
Japanese way of tea.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c1998
(OCoLC)605538838
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sōshitsu Sen, XV
ISBN: 0824818970 9780824818975 082481990X 9780824819903
OCLC Number: 37254328
Description: xxvii, 229 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Paul Varley --
Historical Periods Covered in This Volume --
Pt. 1. The Classic of Tea. Ch. 1. The Advent of Lu Yu and The Classic of Tea. Ch. 2. Tea in China after The Classic of Tea --
Pt. 2. The Arrival of Tea in Japan. Ch. 3. Tea in the Heian Era. Ch. 4. The Ethos of the Kissa Yojoki. Ch. 5. Tea in the Temples of the Medieval Era. Ch. 6. The Vogue of Tea Contests --
Pt. 3. The Creation of a Way of Tea. Ch. 7. Murata Juko and the Birth of the Way of Tea. Ch. 8. Takeno Joo and the Maturation of the Way of Tea. Ch. 9. Rikyu and the Fruition of the Way of Tea.
Other Titles: Chakyō to waga kuni chadō no rekishiteki igi.
Responsibility: Sen Sōshitsu XV ; translated by V. Dixon Morris.

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In this text based on research into primary historical records, the author tells his story both as a historian and practitioner of "chanoyu".  Read more...

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