Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History and Practice

Social science

Morgan Pitelka (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 7.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the sixteenth century to its international expansion in the twentieth, 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.