Chanoyu, nation building and femininity

Chanoyu, nation building and femininity

Moé  Kishida

In this article, tea aficionado Jim Burridge offers commentary on two books that examine who practiced tea ceremony, what it has meant and what social and cultural roles it has played over the centuries. They are titled: Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice by Kristin Surak, and Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan by Rebecca Corbett.

 

 

Where to experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo

Where to experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo

Ian Chun
The best places in Tokyo to experience matcha in the setting of Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony.
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

Ian Chun
Introduction by Yunomi Tea Merchant, Ian Chun Image credit: kikuo / PIXTA This long essay by Japanese scholar Kakuzo Okakura was written in E...