"The tea ceremony-known as cha-no-yu, or literally "hot water for tea"-has touched nearly every aspect of Japanese life.
Abundantly illustrated with drawing and photographs showing every aspect of the tea ceremony, The Japanese Tea Ceremony takes the reader on a complete tour of furniture and utensils, architecture and gardens, and the numerous other feature of cha-no-yu. Photos of tea bows, tea houses and gardens reveal the exquisite artistry of the cult of tea. The Japanese Tea Ceremony remains the most comprehensive and detailed work on the tea ceremony in English. It is an excellent companion volume to Chado: The way of Tea and The Book of Tea." -Tuttle Publishing
The Japanese Tea Ceremony includes:
- Descriptions of the many disciplines contained with in the boarder framework of tea ceremony, including art, architecture, gardening, and exquisite handicrafts
- The Experiences of masters of the art over centuries
- Histories of the various school and traditions of the art of tea