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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 cont ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by University of Hawaii Press (first published January 1998)
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Amanda
An interesting look at the history of tea in Japan. The author wanders a little and repeats himself a lot but some of that may be that this is a translation of a Japanese book. A knowledge of some of Japanese and Chinese history is essential to understand this book but otherwise an interesting read.
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Alternate Names:
千 玄室 - Sen Genshitsu (Genshitsu Sen)
千 宗室 XV - Sen Sōshitsu XV (Sōshitsu Sen XV)
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