EBook The Japanese Way of Tea : From Its Origins in China to Sen Rikyu (EPUB, PDF)

by Soshitsu Sen

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The author follows tea drinking practices from their arrival in Japan to the time of Rikyu, considering at each stage the relevant historical changes and their significance for the Way of Tea. Shortly after its arrival during the Heian era (794-1185), tea was celebrated by Japanese poets, who attributed the same spiritual qualities to the beverage as had their Chinese contemporaries. During the medieval era, however, tea began to take on a distinctively Japanese character. Eisai (1141-1215), the founder of the Rinzai sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism, accentuated the medicinal aspect of tea and saw it as a means of salvation in a spiritually degenerate age (mappo).

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ISBN9780824819903
Author
PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
GanreAsian History
Release date 01.01.1998
Pages count256
File size3.5 Mb
eBook formateBook, (FB2)En
Book rating4.28 (25 votes)

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