Small 4to, 265 pp., Light spotting on fore-edge, else a fine copy in dust jacket. Nearly fine copy in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 023803
Synopsis: For the last four hundred years there has existed in Japan a very definite point of view or way of life associated with the ceremonial drinking of tea. It is called Cha-no-ye, literally Hot Water for Tea, or Chado, the Way of Tea, and those who follow it are know as Chajin or Tea-men. It might be described as a household sacrament of esthetics, economics and etiquette. It has been and still practised by a very large number of the most cultivated people in the land, by statesman, soldiers, artists and men of business, as well as by artizans and ordinary people. And so its influence has penetrated deeply into the details of the everyday life of the community and has taken a large part in forming its tastes and habits. It is little known outside the country because nothing much has been written about it by Europeans. This book gives a detailed description of all aspects of the tea ceremony and Cha-No-Yu as well as Tea Masters and the different schools of tea.
Title: Cha-No-Yu: the Japanese Tea Ceremony
Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle
Publication Date: 1963
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st edition.
Book Description Tuttle (Charles E.) Co Inc.,U.S., Rutland VT, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Reprint of 1933 original in tea-green boards has minor shelf-wear, tight and bright. Light penciling through first quarter of book. Clipped jacket in new mylar cover has minor wear. Copious black and white drawings, photographic frontispiece of 14th generation master of Ura Senge. Seller Inventory # 004385