Tea Ceremony Society Members Book Sale
The Tea Ceremony Society is having a book sale of surplus books at the Center for members for a limited time before allowing access to other the North American Centers and the general public. Samples of all the titles are in the Center's library for review. Please leave the samples in the book case for others to review. If you wish to purchase a title, please inform Mariko and she will retrieve the title for you from the archive. We will only accept checks not cash or credit cards. The checks should be made out to The Tea Ceremony Society our non-profit entity at the Center. We are grateful to the Center to have the opportunity to purchase these titles because many are out of print and are consequently unavailable.
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Urasenke Chado Textbook
Supervising Editors: Genshitsu Sen and Soshitsu Sen
Product Description: Based on the Japanese textbook Urasenke Chado edited by the Gakko Chado Textbook Editorial Committee and published by the Urasenke Foundation, Kyoto on April 1, 2004. The translation of the Japanese textbook to create this English edition was a voluntary endeavor of 297 members of the Urasenke International Association (UIA), as a joint project commemorating the 25th anniversary of the association.
Papaerback: 232 pages
Contents: Opening Message by Sen Soshitsu, Introduction by Iemoto Sen Shoshitsu XVI, Part 1. The Significance of Chado Part 2. The History of Chado, Part 3. The Setting and Implements, Part 4. The Significance of the Temae, and Part 5. Reference Information
著者： 千 宗室
1. 入門 割稽古・客の心得 2. 薄茶点前 風炉・炉 3. 濃茶点前 風炉・炉 4. 炭手前 風炉・炉 5. 棚 風炉
6. 棚 炉 7. 中置 8. 立礼 9. 小習事 一 10. 小習事 二 11. 小習事 三 12. 小習事 四 13. 小習事 五
14. 大炉 15. 逆勝手 風炉・炉 16. 台目 17. 向切 18. 隅炉 19. 応用点前 趣向と工夫 20. 茶箱 一
21. 茶箱 二 22. 長板 風炉 23. 長板 炉 24. 台子 風炉 25. 台子 炉 26. 七事式 一 27. 七事式 二
28. 七事式 三 29. 七事式 四 30. 七事式 五 31. 七事式 六 32. 七事式 七 33. 七事式 八
Urasenke Tea Procedure Guidebook 1, 2 and 3
Author: Soshitsu Sen XVI
Product Description: These Urasenke tea-procedure guidebooks, designed as a correlative, successively advancing set, are the English-language versions of the first three volumes in the all-color Urasenke Chado Temae Kyosoku series in Japanese by Iemoto Zabosai, Soshitsu Sen XVI. Replete with step-by-step photos and detailed guidance, they are meant to serve as learning aids for Urasenke chanoyu students. Urasenke instructors will also find them to be valuable resources.
Guidebook 1 the initial "building block" volume, first introduces the Urasenke family lineage, and then gives a simple explanation of the personal items which are needed for practicing chanoyu. The book's main content covers mannerly deportment in the tea room, tea-making fundamentals, the versatile and simplest procedure for making and serving usucha, called Bonryaku temae, as well as a variant of it, the Chitose-bon temae. General information is provided about the preparations in the mizuya. The section on knowledge for guests contains photos and directions on using the tsukubai stone wash-basin, entering the tea room, and partaking of the confections and usucha.
Guidebook 2 which builds upon the material in Guidebook 1, covers the basic procedure for making and serving usucha either using a furo (brazier) or a ro (open hearth built in the floor). It also includes some fundamental information about these two forms of tea-room installations for heating the kettle for the tea. The section on knowledge for guests covers how to go after and return items, how to conduct haiken (close inspection) of the natsume and chashaku, and how to take the confections when they consist in both a bowl of omogashi and tray of higashi.
Guidebook 3 completing this three-volume set of official Urasenke tea-procedure guidebooks in English, covers the basic procedure for making and serving koicha either using a furo or a ro The yohosabaki koicha-specific procedure for handling the fukusa is carefully explained, as are the differences in both the host and guests' procedures when the tea bowl is or isn't Raku ware. The section on knowledge for guests describes the techniques involved in partaking of koicha, conducting haiken, and how to partake of confections served in a fuchidaka.
Guidebook 1: 147 pages, ISBN-10: 4473041786, ISBN-13: 978-4-47304178-4
Guidebook 2: 131 pages, ISBN-10: 4473042472, ISBN-13: 978-4-47304247-7
Guidebook 3: 151 pages, ISBN-10: 4473042901, ISBN-13: 978-4-47304290-3
Publisher: Tankosha Publishing Co.,Ltd.
茶の心 - 中国語版
著者： 千 宗室
A CHANOYU VOCABULARY Practical Terms for the Way of Tea
Editor: The Tankosha Editorial Department
Translation: The Urasenke International Association
Product Description: A long-awaited Japanese-English chanoyu vocabulary, offering easy-to-understand explanations of 1642 terms cutting across a broad range of subjects. This ground-breaking book comprises an English translation of selected and edited entries from the approximately 3,000 appearing in Tankosha’s Jitsuyo Chado-yogo Jiten (1993: fifth printing, February 2002), with helpful appendices and illustrations. People of the global community, whether involved particularly in the practice of chanoyu or generally in the study of Japanese traditional arts and culture, should find this authoritative volume a rare and valuable resource.
Softbound: 280 pages
Publisher: Tankosha Publishing Co.,Ltd. Second Edition (Dec 4, 2008)
Language: English, Japanese
CHADO The Japanese Way of Tea
Author: Soshitsu Sen, Grand Master XV, Urasenke School of Tea
Edited and Translated:
Masao Yamaguchi, James T. Conte, Nancy Yamada, Takeya Yamasaki, Charles C. Santon, and Akiko Mori
Product Description: This book has been adapted for Western readers from two books in Japanese by the same author, both published by Tankosha in 1977: Asu e no chado nyumon (Introduction to Tea for Tomorrow) and Chaji (The Tea Gathering).
Explains the meaning and technique of tea. This book explains the proper etiquette and forms of the tea ceremony, using instructions and sequential photographs. (Amazon)
Paperback: 186 pages
Publisher: Weatherhill, Inc., and Tankosha First Edition (1979) Third Printing (1994)
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Structure and Garden 3. Utencils and Decorations 4. Refreshments 5. A Tea Gathering 6. Procedures and Etiquette
CHANOYU The Urasenke Tradition of Tea
Editor: Soshitsu Sen XV Translator: Alfred Birnbaum
Product Description: The way of Tea "chanoyu of chado" is one of the primary pillars of Japanese culture. It is both an exponent of and a force acting on the aesthetic life of the nation. Realizing that chanoyu could have relevance for the West, Okakura Tenshin wrote The Book of Tea (1906) to clarify the culture of his own country for an English-speaking audience. Okakura’s work is a classic; still, its aim was to introduce and explain what was then a distant, exotic culture to the West. Things are very different today. Fifteenth-generation Grand Tea Master Soshitsu Sen of the Urasenke Tradition, convinced that chanoyu can benefit humankind, has endeavored for four decades to disseminate understanding and practice of it throughout the world. Due to these efforts, Urasenke has become almost synonymous with chanoyu outside Japan. Here is the first primer of the Urasenke legacy. The inspirations of the grand masters, their lives, choice of utensils, their ideas and intuitions, and sensibilities provide a background and a setting. The remainder of the book is a concrete, contemporary introduction to the spirit of chanoyu. The spiritual essence of chanoyu is a sharing in tranquility, simplicity of taste, and muted stillness of natural beauty. The tearoom is the setting, but the tea spirit lies in understanding and sharing the mutual moment of peaceful communication between host, guest, and the quiet surroundings. Chanoyu, by becoming a reflection of inner quiescence, humbly offers new hope --- a moment of peace among all human beings partaking in the simple, yet often forgotten, appreciation of repose in a troubled world.
This book is a translation of selected chapters from the six-volume Chado no Genryu (The Source of the Way of Tea), published in Japanese by the Kyoto-based publisher Tankosha in 1983.
Other Review: http://www.jstor.org/pss/2384510
Hardcover: 170 pages
Publisher: John Weatherhill, Inc. First Edition (1988)
Contents: 1. A Brief History of Tea in Japan 2. Lives of the Urasenke Grand Masters 3. The Master’s Taste: Tea Utensils 4. The Master’s Touch: Tea Scoops and Scrolls 5. Urasenke Tearooms and Their Settings 6. Midday Tea in the Urasenke Manner.
CHANOYU QUARTERLY Tea and the Arts of Japan
Author: Soshitsu Sen XV, Urasenke Grand Tea Master
Senior Editor: Usui Shirop
Editor: Gretchen Mittwer
Editorial Advisors: Akiko Mori and Tsutsui Hiroichi
Product Description: This is a semi-scholarly journal featuring articles on various facets of the Way of Tea and Japanese traditional culture. Eighty-eight issues were published between 1970 and 1999. Many of the early issues are not available anymore, and the remaining stock of others is very low in some cases (Issue#17, 37~40, 42~88 are available as of 10/27/10). Issue no. 88 contains a comprehensive glossary-index of the contents of all the previous issues.
Publisher: The Urasenke Foundation
TEA LIFE, TEA MIND
Author: Soshitsu Sen
Editor and Translator: The Foreign Affairs Section, Urasenke Foundation
* These are some of the first five hundred copies of this first edition, especially bound in cloth over boards, with a decorative slipcase, have been privately published by the Urasenke Foundation for presentation purposes.
Product Description: A Japanese tea master discusses his art, and throws in a few anecdotes of his own life and stories about famous tea masters from the past. This is a wonderful introduction to the spirit behind the tea ceremony, which just as important as the particulars of the process itself.
Hardcover/Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: John Weatherhill, Inc. First Edition (1979)
Contents: Acknowledgment, About the Way of Tea, Chanoyu Utensils, The New Way of Tea, The Image of Chanoyu, List of Illustrations
Sen Genshitsu Talks About The Enjoyment of Tea
Author: Sen Genshitsu, Urasenke Grand Master XV
Translators: Maya L. Perry and Gretchen Mittwer
Product Description: Originally published in Japanese under the title of Sen Genshitsu ga kataru cha no tanoshimi (2004, ISBN4-270-00018-X C0095).
Paperback: 117 pages
Publisher: Tankosha Publishing Co.,Ltd. First Edition (2006)
ISBN-13: 978-4473032966 (Tanko-bon Hardcover)
Contents: 1. The Enjoyment of Tea 2. Master Rikyu Lives 3. The Spirit of Hospitality is Universal 4. About Tea Equipment 5. Acquiring One’s Own Tea Sensibility 6. To Become Better at Doing Tea
Rikyu's Hundred Verses, Endnotes, Reference for the Translation and Notes
The Japanese Way of Tea: From Its Origins in China to Sen Rikyu
Author: Soshitsu Sen XV
Product Description: Almost a millennium before the perfection of chado (the Way of Tea) by Sen Rikyu (1522-1591), the Chinese scholar-official Lu Yu (d. 785) wrote exhaustively about tea and its virtues. Grand Tea Master Sen Soshitsu begins his examination of tea's origins and development from the eighth century through the Heian and medieval eras. This volume illustrates that modes of thinking and practices now associated with the Japanese Way of Tea can be traced to China--where from the classical period tea was imbued with a spiritual quality.
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (1997)
THE ART OF CHANOYU The Urasenke Tradition of Tea
Original Draft: Tsutsui Hiroichi and Akanuma Taka
Edited, Translated and Adapted: Gary Cadwallader, Gretchen Mittwer, John McGee, and Ronald Nado
Product Description: This book is a catalogue for the exhibition made possible through the funding the Urasenke Foundation, Kyoto, under the auspices of the 15th generation Urasenke grand master, Sen Soshitsu, and The Japan Foundation. The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Los Angles, generously made available the gallery site for the exhibition. The exhibition was organized by the Chado Research Center, Kyoto, with the cooperation of the Goto Museum, Tokyo, and the Doizaki Gallery, Los Angles. The catalogue was produced jointly by the Chado Research Center, and the Urasenke Foundation Foreign Affairs Section.
Paperback: 89 pages
Publisher: THE URASENKE FOUNDATION (1986)
Contents: Foreword by Sen Soshitsu, The Quintessence of Japanese Culture: Chaji, The History of Chanoyu: The Early History of Tea-Drinking, The Wabi Aesthetic in Chanoyu, The Lineage of The Grand Masters, List of the Exhibits
The Book of Tea
Author: Okakura, Kakuzo (Foreword and Afterword by Soshitsu Sen XV)
* only Foreword and Afterword are translated by the Urasenke Foundation, Foreign Affairs Division
Product Description: The Book of Tea has served for more than a century as one of the most perceptive introductions to Asian Life and thought in English. Publication of the book was a pioneering effort in the cultural bridge - building between East and West. Kakuzo Okakura perceived chanoyu (literally, the way of tea) as a form of spiritual culture, a discipline that transforms itself into the Art of Life.
In writing of chanoyu, his concern was the broad current of Asian culture flowing eastward from India, and its potential contribution to the culture of all humankind. Buddhism, Taoism, Zen, and Chinese and Japanese aesthetics are discussed, giving voice to traditional Asian values and ideals that had been little recognized in the West. Thus, he sought to convey the spirit of chanoyu as a crystallization of the culture life of the East. Just as Japan served as a repository of the historical traditions of the Asian mainland, so chanoyu might be seen as the living synthesis of traditional art.
Hardcover w/Case: 160 pages
Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd., First Edition (1989)
ISBN 0-87011-941-9 (USA)
ISBN 4-7700-1441-4 (Japan)
Contents: List of Photographs, Foreword, THE BOOK OF TEA; The Cup of Humanity, The School of Tea, Taoism and Zen, The Tea-Room, Art Appreciation, Flowers, Tea-Masters, Afterword
The New Way of Tea
Editor: The Asia Society, the Japan Society Gallery and International Chado Culture Foundation
Translator: Jeffrey Hunter and Gretchen Mittwer
Product Description: This book is published in commemoration of the exhibition "The New Way of Tea," held simultaneously at the Asia Society and Museum and the Japan Society Gallery from March 6 through May 19, 2002.
About the exhibition: http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/newwayoftea/
Paperback: 103 pages
Publisher: International Chado Culture Foundation (2002)
Contents: Acknowledgment, About the Way of Tea, Chanoyu Utensils, The New Way of Tea, The Image of Chanoyu, List of Illustrations
THE WAY OF TEA
Author: Rand Castile
Product Description: Written by one of the few Westerners on 'chado' or 'the way of tea', about the philosophy, history, practice and enjoyment of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Hardcover: 330 pages