Tea in Japan: Essays on the History of Chanoyu

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H. Paul Varley, Isao Kumakura
University of Hawaii Press, 1989 - History - 285 pages
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Represents a major advance over previous publications.... Students will find this volume especially useful as an introduction to the primary sources, terminology, and dominant themes in the history of chanoyu. --Journal of Japanese Studies Tea in Japan illuminates in depth and detail chanoyu's cultural connections and evolution from the early Kamakura period... It is the quality of seeing the familiar and not so familiar elements of tea emerge as a dynamic saga of human invention and cultural intervention that makes this book exhilarating and the details that the authors provide that make these essays fascinating. --Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese
 

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Contents

Before Rikyu
3
Inquiries into His Life and Tea
33
Conflict and Transformation
71
The Early Europeans and Tea
101
Kanei Culture and Chanoyu
135
From the Genroku Epoch to Modern Times
161
The Wabi Aesthetic through the Ages
195
Reflections on Chanoyu and Its History
233
On the Future History of Tea
243
The Historical Significance of the Way of Tea
255
Glossary
265
Contributors
273
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Author: Varley, Paul; Paul Varley is emeritus professor at Columbia University and Sen Soshitsu XV Professor of Japanese Cultural History at the University of Hawai'i.

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