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Tea of the sages : the art of sencha

Author: Patricia Jane Graham
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Japanese tea ceremony is generally identified with chanoyu and its bowls of whipped, powdered green tea served in surroundings influenced by the tenets of Zen Buddhism. Tea of the Sages is the first English-language study of the alternate tea tradition of sencha. At sencha tea gatherings, steeped green leaf tea is prepared in an atmosphere indebted to the humanistic values of the Chinese sages and the  Read more...
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Graham, Patricia Jane.
Tea of the sages.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607814263
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Jane Graham
ISBN: 082481942X 9780824819422 0824820878 9780824820879
OCLC Number: 38862547
Description: viii, 259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 27 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Transmission of Chinese Tea Culture to Japan --
Ch. 2. The Reception of Chinese Material Culture in Tokugawa Japan --
Ch. 3. Chinese Literati Ideals in the Formation of Appreciation for Sencha --
Ch. 4. Sencha in the Eighteenth Century, under the Spell of Baisao and Beyond --
Ch. 5. Bunjincha, Sencha of the Literati --
Ch. 6. The Assimilation of Sencha into Japanese Society --
Ch. 7. Sencha in Modern Japan.
Other Titles: Art of sencha
Responsibility: Patricia J. Graham.

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