Heibonsha 平凡社. 8.5 x 12", 343 pp., 172 color plates, text in Japanese with list of plates in English, cloth, Tokyo, 1992. (o.p.; near fine). Item #19224
This volume tells the history of Chanoyu through the sumptuous illustrations of Japanese painting and prints. There are six chapters: 1. The Realm of the Kissa Orai, 2. The Development of Soan-cha, 3. The People's Tea and Tea Vendors, 4. Tea for Pleasure, 5. Red-light District Tea, and Tea along the Highways, 6. Tea in China and Korea. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of screens, hanging scrolls, handscrolls, and ukiyo-e prints; all related to Chanoyu.
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