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Chigusa and the art of tea

by Louise Allison Cort | 21 February 2014
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Category: Art & Design
This innovative book narrates the history of a single object-a tea-leaf storage jar created in southern China during the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries-and describes how its role changed after it was imported to Japan and passed from owner to owner there. In Japan, where the jar was in constant use for more than seven hundred years, it was transformed from a humble vessel into a celebrated object used in chanoyu (often translated in English as tea ceremony), renowned for its aesthetic and functional qualities, and awarded the name Chigusa. Few extant tea utensils possess the quantity and quality of the accessories associated with Chigusa, material that enables modern scholars and tea aficionados to trace the jar's evolving history of ownership and appreciation. Tea diaries indicate that the lavish accessories-the silk net bag, cover, and cords-that still accompany the jar were prepared in the early sixteenth century by its first recorded owner.
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This innovative book narrates the history of a single object-a tea-leaf storage jar created in southern China during the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries-and describes how its role changed after it was imported to Japan and passed from owner to owner there. In Japan, where the jar was in constant use for more than seven hundred years, it was transformed from a humble vessel into a celebrated object used in chanoyu (often translated in English as tea ceremony), renowned for its aesthetic and functional qualities, and awarded the name Chigusa. Few extant tea utensils possess the quantity and quality of the accessories associated with Chigusa, material that enables modern scholars and tea aficionados to trace the jar's evolving history of ownership and appreciation. Tea diaries indicate that the lavish accessories-the silk net bag, cover, and cords-that still accompany the jar were prepared in the early sixteenth century by its first recorded owner.
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
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138 Reward Points

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€46.20
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
138 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Product Description

This innovative book narrates the history of a single object-a tea-leaf storage jar created in southern China during the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries-and describes how its role changed after it was imported to Japan and passed from owner to owner there. In Japan, where the jar was in constant use for more than seven hundred years, it was transformed from a humble vessel into a celebrated object used in chanoyu (often translated in English as tea ceremony), renowned for its aesthetic and functional qualities, and awarded the name Chigusa. Few extant tea utensils possess the quantity and quality of the accessories associated with Chigusa, material that enables modern scholars and tea aficionados to trace the jar's evolving history of ownership and appreciation. Tea diaries indicate that the lavish accessories-the silk net bag, cover, and cords-that still accompany the jar were prepared in the early sixteenth century by its first recorded owner.

Product Details

Chigusa and the art of tea

ISBN9780934686259

FormatPAPERBACK

Publisher (21 February. 2014)

No. of Pages287

Weight1111

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 279 x 229