Japanese tea ceremony, Sado 茶道

Japanese tea ceremony, Sado 茶道

Sumidemae

Sumidemae

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 (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

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

An integral part of the Japanese tea ceremony is the building and also cleaning of a charcoal fire

Graduation Tea Ceremony | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

Graduation Tea Ceremony | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

Yamazato dana

Yamazato dana

Books/Media

Books/Media

Experience Chanoyu: A Japanese Tea Gathering (lesson) | Asian Art Museum | Education

Experience Chanoyu: A Japanese Tea Gathering (lesson) | Asian Art Museum | Education

Gyakugatte-guests to the host's left.

Gyakugatte-guests to the host's left.

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