Tea Culture of Japan
Yale University Art Gallery, 2009 - 112 pages
Imported to Japan from China during the 9th century, the custom of serving tea did not become widespread until the 13th century. By the late 15th and 16th centuries, tea was ceremonially prepared by a skilled tea master and served to guests in a tranquil setting. This way of preparing tea became known as chanoyu, literally “hot water for tea.”
This elegant book explores the aesthetics and history of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, examining the nature of tea collections and the links between connoisseurship, politics, and international relations. It also surveys current practices and settings in light of the ongoing transformation of the tradition in contemporary tea houses. Among the precious objects discussed and pictured are ceramic tea bowls, wooden tea scoops, metal sake pourers, and lacquered incense containers, as well as folding screens that evoke the historical settings of serving tea.
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participation in the art of chanoyu. Preparing tea, a simple act of hospitality,
heightens one's awareness of the ambience in which each tea implement comes
alive. The objects gathered in this publication are grouped into three sections.
The first, encompassing catalogue numbers 1 through 25, evokes the
atmosphere of tea drinking among segments of the warrior class prior to the rise
of wabi tea (cbanoyu based on the wabi aesthetic) in the sixteenth century, while
comprising objects ...
31 The Peggy and Richard M. Danziger collection includes a number of tea
utensils made by Seimei and Kyo, as well as other modern artists, in addition to
historical wares. 32 Arata Isozaki.Tadao Ando, and Terunobu Fujimori et ai., The
Contemporary Tea House: Japan's Top Architects Redefine a Tradition, trans.
Glenn Rich (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2007), 82-87, 102-5; an^ Fujimori
Terunobu, HOME, Special Issue So. j (Tokyo: X-Knowledge Co., 2006). 33
Fujimori uses ...
In the first half of the fifteenth century, fleets of about twenty to thirty ships left
Japan for Korea annually. These fleets were smaller than those going to China,
but they crossed the seas with greater frequency. Surviving records document a
dazzling array of objects, sometimes with telling specificity, showing traders'
knowledge of the market. -s Kdraimono, "Korean things," eventually displaced the
Chinese pieces used in previous generations, if not in esteem then in sheer