Chado: The Way of Tea

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Tuttle Publishing, 2002 - Travel - 742 pages
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'Chado - The way of tea' explores the unique and varied aspects of the Japanese teaceremony. First published in Japanese in 1960, this work covers all tea-related events in Japan throughout the year, serving as the central text for followers of chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony. At once an almanac and encyclopedia of tea, this book includes traditional contemplative poetry used during the tea ceremony, vignettes of festivals and formal occasions, and reflective short essays on the subject of tea. The entry for each month contains nine parts - features, events, memorials, flowers, cakes, foods, meals, words for contemplation, and meisu (utensils and related furnishings).
  

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Contents

FOREWORD
i
PREFACE
iii
Sasaki Sanmi
vii
TRANSLATORSNOTES
viii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xi
GLOSSARY
xiii
ILLUSTRATION LIST
xl
Chashu Features of the Month
5
MARCH
115
APRIL
169
MAY
227
JUNE
283
JULY
339
AUGUST
393
SEPTEMBER
437
OCTOBER
493

Kishin Memorial Days
18
JANUARY 1
25
Kashi Cakes
26
Kaiseki Meals for Tea
33
Kigo Words for the Month
45
Mesi Single Items
58
FEBRUARY
61
NOVEMBER
545
DECEMBER
591
GLEANINGS
641
APPENDIX
667
INDEX
725
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Sasaki Sanmi was born in 1893 in Kyoto. He founded Sado Bunka-kai, a cultural association for tea. He was later appointed a companion of Tantansai, then Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke lineage.

Is one of few non-japanese to be awarded chamei ( a master's certificate in the tea ceremony.)

Was awarded the Ichikawa Sanki prize for translation.

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