茶室「待庵」Tai-an Teahouse, designed by Sen Rikyu, Azuchi-momoyama period, Myokian Temple, Kyoto Prefecture

National Treasure of Japan, Tai-an tea room 国宝待庵 妙喜庵: It's the oldest tea room and designed and made by Sen no Rikyu Azuchi-momoyama period, Myokian Temple, Kyoto Prefecture

Flower bamboo vase with side opening by Sen no Rikyu (1522-1592), Japan 竹一重切花入 千利休

Flower bamboo vase with side opening by Sen no Rikyu 竹一重切花入 千利休

Bamboo tea scoop (yugami/warp) by 千利休 Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591), Momoyama period

Bamboo tea scoop (yugami/warp) by 千利休 Sen no Rikyu Momoyama period

Sen no Rikyu  Great tea master. Rikyo perfected the art of the tea ceremony during the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1576-1603

A portrait of Sen Rikyū by Tōhaku Hasegawa. Rikyū was a highly influential tea master in century Japan.

https://flic.kr/p/a1szWu | A Two-Story 400-Year Old Teahouse (Shigure-Tei) | This teahouse, called Shigure-Tei,  was designed by Japan's most famous tea master, Sen Rikyu. This tea house was made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi and was on the grounds of the orignal Fushimi Castle, which was destroyed in 1600 during the Sekigahara campaign.  When Kōdai-ji was built, the teahouse, as well as another that was design by Sen Rikyu and on the castle grounds, were moved here.  Both teahouses are considered…

https://flic.kr/p/a1szWu | A Two-Story 400-Year Old Teahouse (Shigure-Tei) | This teahouse, called Shigure-Tei, was designed by Japan's most famous tea master, Sen Rikyu. This tea house was made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi and was on the grounds of the orignal Fushimi Castle, which was destroyed in 1600 during the Sekigahara campaign. When Kōdai-ji was built, the teahouse, as well as another that was design by Sen Rikyu and on the castle grounds, were moved here. Both teahouses are considered…

https://flic.kr/p/a1YMuy | Kōdai-ji's Kasa-Tei | This teahouse, called Kasa-Tei, was designed by Japan's most famous tea master, Sen Rikyu. This tea house was made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi and was on the grounds of the orignal Fushimi Castle, which was destroyed in 1600 during the Sekigahara campaign. When Kōdai-ji was built, the teahouse, as well as another that was design by Sen Rikyu and on the castle grounds, were moved here. Both teahouses are considered national treasures. Kōdai-ji is...

https://flic.kr/p/a1YMuy | Kōdai-ji's Kasa-Tei | This teahouse, called Kasa-Tei, was designed by Japan's most famous tea master, Sen Rikyu. This tea house was made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi and was on the grounds of the orignal Fushimi Castle, which was destroyed in 1600 during the Sekigahara campaign. When Kōdai-ji was built, the teahouse, as well as another that was design by Sen Rikyu and on the castle grounds, were moved here. Both teahouses are considered national treasures. Kōdai-ji is...

Chado: Zen and the Tea Ceremony: A tea master stirs tea with a whisk.

Chado: Zen and the Tea Ceremony

Eihei Dogen, also called Dogen Kigen or Dogen Zenji, was the founder of Soto Zen in Japan. His teaching is still venerated in Soto Zen today.

Edo Chawan with gold repair made by the Sonkai Family for the Hosokawa Clan

his rare chawan (tea bowl) is a Koda-yaki (Koda ware) from the Edo period…

In 1582, Toyotomi Hideyoshi buried his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, at Daitoku-ji. He also contributed land and built the Sōken-in. Around this period in history, Daitoku-ji became closely linked to the master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyū, and consequently to the realm of the Japanese tea ceremony. After the era of Sen no Rikyū, another famous figure in the history of the Japanese tea ceremony who left his mark at this temple was Kobori Enshū.

In 1582, Toyotomi Hideyoshi buried his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, at Daitoku-ji. He also contributed land and built the Sōken-in. Around this period in history, Daitoku-ji became closely linked to the master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyū, and consequently to the realm of the Japanese tea ceremony. After the era of Sen no Rikyū, another famous figure in the history of the Japanese tea ceremony who left his mark at this temple was Kobori Enshū.

https://flic.kr/p/a1VVtZ | Kasa-Tei Roof | This teahouse, called Kasa-Tei, was designed by Japan's most famous tea master, Sen Rikyu. This tea house was made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi and was on the grounds of the orignal Fushimi Castle, which was destroyed in 1600 during the Sekigahara campaign.  When Kōdai-ji was built, the teahouse, as well as another that was design by Sen Rikyu and on the castle grounds, were moved here.  Both teahouses are considered national treasures.  Kōdai-ji is a…

https://flic.kr/p/a1VVtZ | Kasa-Tei Roof | This teahouse, called Kasa-Tei, was designed by Japan's most famous tea master, Sen Rikyu. This tea house was made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi and was on the grounds of the orignal Fushimi Castle, which was destroyed in 1600 during the Sekigahara campaign. When Kōdai-ji was built, the teahouse, as well as another that was design by Sen Rikyu and on the castle grounds, were moved here. Both teahouses are considered national treasures. Kōdai-ji is a…

In 1582, Toyotomi Hideyoshi buried his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, at Daitoku-ji. He also contributed land and built the Sōken-in. Around this period in history, Daitoku-ji became closely linked to the master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyū, and consequently to the realm of the Japanese tea ceremony. After the era of Sen no Rikyū, another famous figure in the history of the Japanese tea ceremony who left his mark at this temple was Kobori Enshū.

In 1582, Toyotomi Hideyoshi buried his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, at Daitoku-ji. He also contributed land and built the Sōken-in. Around this period in history, Daitoku-ji became closely linked to the master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyū, and consequently to the realm of the Japanese tea ceremony. After the era of Sen no Rikyū, another famous figure in the history of the Japanese tea ceremony who left his mark at this temple was Kobori Enshū.

In 1582, Toyotomi Hideyoshi buried his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, at Daitoku-ji. He also contributed land and built the Sōken-in. Around this period in history, Daitoku-ji became closely linked to the master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyū, and consequently to the realm of the Japanese tea ceremony. After the era of Sen no Rikyū, another famous figure in the history of the Japanese tea ceremony who left his mark at this temple was Kobori Enshū.

In 1582, Toyotomi Hideyoshi buried his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, at Daitoku-ji. He also contributed land and built the Sōken-in. Around this period in history, Daitoku-ji became closely linked to the master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyū, and consequently to the realm of the Japanese tea ceremony. After the era of Sen no Rikyū, another famous figure in the history of the Japanese tea ceremony who left his mark at this temple was Kobori Enshū.

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