The tea cermony—known as cha-no-yu, or literally "hot water for tea"—has touched nearly every aspect of Japanese life.
First published in 1933 as Cha-No-Yu, or The Japanese Tea Ceremony, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony, which is itself "an epitome of Japanese civilization." Abundantly illustrated with drawings and photographs showing every aspect of the tea ceremony, this book takes readers on a complete tour of furniture and utensils, architecture and gardens, and numerous other features of cha-no-ya. Photos of tea bowls, teahouses and gardens reveal the exquisite artistry of the cult of tea.
The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a fascinating exploration of one of Japan's greatest arts and details the importance of the tea ceremony's history and traditions, its historical tea masters and its physical manifestations.
This book includes:
Descriptions of the many disciples contained within the broader framework of tea ceremony, including art, architecture, gardening and exquisite handicrafts
The experiences of masters of the art over the centuries
Histories of the various schools and traditions of the art of tea
About the author
The late A.L. Sadler was Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney for twenty-six years and thereafter Professor Emeritus. He also served as Professor of Japanese at the Royal Military College of Australia. Professor Sadler was one of the most renowned experts on Japanese history and culture, as well as a superb translator of Japanese into English. His other works include The Warrior’s Code, Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Japanese Architecture: A Short History.
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