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Tea Cult of Japan

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This book provides an excellent introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony, or "Cha-no-yu," Topics include the origins of tea-drinking, training in etiquette, partaking of the first bowl, the serving of Koicha and new methods. A glossary of terms is also included. Readers will gain a new appreciation for the uniquely Japanese aspects of an international custom.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Routledge
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Dav
Jul 17, 2010 Dav rated it liked it
We're building a Japanese tea house for our theme camp at Burning Man this year. I found this book at the Mechanics' Institute, a private library in the Financial District I joined earlier this year. It's in amazing shape for a book that was published in 1935. Check out the unfaded color on the cover and the checkout history dating back to 1936:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dav/4779... and http://www.flickr.com/photos/dav/4779...

Anyhow, it is a small pamphlet of perhaps 60 pages. There is a photo
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