Chanoyu: The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan
Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum, 2017. 8 x 11.9", xvi, 417 pp., 259 works illustrated in multiple color plates, text in Japanese with a preface and list of works in English, paper, Tokyo, 2017. Item #45293
This fabulous catalog presents an overview of the arts both selected and created in Japan in the practice of chanoyu, which basically means 'tea ceremony'. It not only visualizes the spirit of the people who have been enmeshed in the history of these objects, but also sheds light on the enduring essence of Japanese aesthetics.
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