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Chado the Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac by Sasaki Sanmi

By Sasaki Sanmi

Chado the best way of Tea: A jap Tea Master's Almanac is a translation of the japanese vintage Sado-saijiki, first released in 1960. masking tea-related occasions in Japan all year long, Sasaki offers vignettes of gala's and formal events, and in addition to the normal contemplative poetry that may be a a part of the tea ceremony.

Each bankruptcy covers diversifications within the tea rite applicable for a unmarried month, including:

  • Themes and sentiments--tea gatherings at evening, below the moon, on snowy days, and plenty of others.
  • Special events--describing significant tea gala's corresponding to Hina-matsuri and yasurai-matsuri.
  • Flowers with tea--a record of 250 plant life, divided by way of season with a proof of ways they're integrated into the tea ceremony.
  • Cakes-descriptions and elements of wet and dry muffins and toffees utilized in the tea ceremony.
  • Meals for tea-the meal, kaiseki, money owed for nearly a 3rd of any formal tea rite. This part contains no less than confirmed menus for every month.
  • Words-seasonal phrases, poetic names for utensils, and nature phrases utilized in the tea ceremony.
  • The publication additionally contains reproductions of virtually a hundred eastern work produced via the recognized tea practitioner Hara Sankei, with over 1,000 jap poems, and a thesaurus of over 500 really expert phrases concerning the tea rite.

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