Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Tuttle, 2001 - Social Science - 245 pages
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The Japanese tea ceremony, or cha-no-yu, is one of the last vestiges of an older, gentler era. Today, it resonates as a metaphor for ancient Japanese society.

First published in 1933, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony. Illustrated with traditional drawings of furniture and utensils, tearoom architecture, garden design, floor and ground plans, and beautiful black and white photographs of famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens, Cha-No-Yu will enlighten the reader to the intimate aspects of ancient Japanese philosophy, history, and culture.

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The late A. L. Sadler was Professor Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney for 26 years, as well as Professor of Japanese at the Royal Military College of Australia. He died in 1971. Among his works are "Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu" and "Japanese Tea Ceremony: Cha-No-Yu".

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