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An Introduction To Japanese Tea Ritual
Enchanting and enigmatic, chanoyu (Japanese tea ritual) has puzzled western observers since the sixteenth century. Here is a book written by a tea practitioner that explains why over twenty million modern Japanese and a small but dedicated group of non-Japanese follow The Way of Tea. Meticulously researched, An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual is clearly written and ...more
Published September 3rd 1991 by State University of New York Press
(first published January 1st 1991)
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Perhaps the most comprehensive overview of cha-no-yu available in English, written by a practitioner of the Urasenke school. Approaching the topic from the perspective of an anthropologist of religion, Anderson explains the philosophical and aesthetic underpinnings behind the cult of Tea and their relationships to the individual acts during a tea gathering.