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"Cha-No-Yu, The Japanese Tea Ceremony is abundantly illustrated with drawings of tea ceremony figure and utensils, tearoom architecture and garden design , floor and ground plans and numerous other features of Cha-No-Yu, including a number of photographic plates which picture famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens… the most comprehensive and detailed work on the subject in English."
--Seahawk, Japan

This disciplined estheticism, as expressed in architecture, garden design, flower arrangement, pottery, painting, and other arts intimately related with the Cha-No-Yu, forms the focus of attention in the first part of this book. The second part, entitled "Tea Masters," presents a series of stories illustrating the tea experiences of representative men of all types during the Muromachi, Momoyama, and Tokugawa periods. The book is abundantly illustrated with drawings of tea-ceremony furniture and utensils, tearoom architecture and garden design, floor and ground plans, and numerous other features of the Cha-No-Yu. A number of photographic plates picture famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens.

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