Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History and Practice / Edition 1

Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History and Practice / Edition 1

by Morgan Pitelka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415296870

ISBN-13: 9780415296878

Pub. Date: 07/22/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the 16th century to its international expansion in the 20th, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japaneseness. The authors dispel the myths around the development of tea practice, dispute the fiction of the…  See more details below

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From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the 16th century to its international expansion in the 20th, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japaneseness. The authors dispel the myths around the development of tea practice, dispute the fiction of the dominance of aesthetics over politics in tea, and demonstrate that writing history has always been an integral part of tea culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415296878
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Japanese tea culture1
1Commerce, politics, and tea: the career of Imai Sokyu (1520-1593)18
2The transformation of tea practice in sixteenth-century Japan39
3Shopping for pots in Momoyama Japan61
4Sen Koshin Sosa (1613-1672): writing tea history86
5Karamono for sencha: transformations in the taste for Chinese art110
6Tea of the warrior in the late Tokugawa period137
7Rikyu has left the tea room: national cinema interrogates the anecdotal legend151
8Tea records: kaiki and oboegaki in contemporary Japanese tea practice184
Select bibliography204
Index214

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