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Rediscovering Rikyu and the beginnings of the Japanese tea ceremony

Author: Herbert E Plutschow
Publisher: Folkestone, Kent : Global Oriental, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive study of the celebrated Japanese tea master Rikyu (1522-91). Rikyu's tea is considered as an important political as well as a socio-religious ritual in response to the dramatic changes taking place in the country at large: the hundred-year civil war--Sengoku or Warring States period--was finally coming to an end and the process of political unification under the strong military leadership of Oda  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plutschow, Herbert E., 1939-
Rediscovering Rikyu and the beginnings of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Folkestone, Kent : Global Oriental, 2003
(OCoLC)607024857
Named Person: Rikyū Sen; Rikyū Sen; Rikyū Sen; Rikyū Sen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert E Plutschow
ISBN: 1901903354 9781901903355
OCLC Number: 47776621
Description: 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. Aims of the book ; The sources : fact and fiction ; The taste of tea --
The setting for tea. Tea as ritual ; Tea and China ; Daoism ; Zen Buddhism; Tea as an aesthetic ; Politics and the arts ; Tea architecture and gardening ; Tea utensils ; Merchants' tea ; Rikyu's predecessors --
Rikyu's life and thought. Rikyu's ancestors ; Rikyu's youth ; Rikyu under Oda Nobunaga ; Rikyu under Toyotomi Hideyoshi ; Rikyu's death --
Rikyu's tea. Rikyu's philosophy ; Rikyu's aesthetics ; Rikyu's tea-huts and gardens ; Rikyu's utensils ; Simplified procedures ; Rikyu's food ; Rikyu's flowers --
Rikyu's disciples. Hosokawa Sansai ; Takayama Ukon ; Shibayama Kenmotsu ; Seta Kamon ; Makimura Hyobu ; Gamo Ujisato ; Furuta Oribe --
Rikyu's legacy. Rikyu and Suguwara no Michizane ; Rikyu's deification ; Tea after Rikyu --
Rikyu's displays.
Responsibility: Herbert Plutschow.
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The first comprehensive book-length study in over half a century of the celebrated Japanese tea master Rikyu, considered the father of the Tea Ceremony (cha-no-yu) that fully contextualizes tea in  Read more...

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