Departmental Bulletin Paper The Development of Tea in Japan from Kissa to Chanoyu - The Relationship between the Warrior Class and Tea -

Yamashita, Noboru

4pp.83 - 103 , 2016-03-01 , 長崎大学言語教育研究センター
The fact that tea was first introduced from China to Japan by Buddhist monks is common knowledge. However, the role played by the warrior class in its development from simple tea consumption or ‘kissa’ to ‘chanoyu’ is not very widely known. This paper will discuss the roles played by the Ashikaga shogun family, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Sen-no-Rikyû and Rikyû’s successor Furuta Oribe in this development of tea.

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