Sen no Rikyu (1522-91), the most renowned figure in the history of the Japanese tea ceremony, synthesized many of the aesthetic elements of the tea ceremony in the 16th century. He recognized the connection between Zen and the tea ceremony, and perfected a rustic yet elegant style.
Sen no Rikyu portrait by Tōhaku Hasegawa, calligraphy by Sōen Shunoku
An integral part of the Japanese tea ceremony is the building and also cleaning of a charcoal fire
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