The Japanese tea ceremony, or cha-no-yu, is one of the last vestiges of an older, gentler era. Today, it resonates as a metaphor for ancient Japanese society.
First published in 1933, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony. Illustrated with traditional drawings of furniture and utensils, tearoom architecture, garden design, floor and ground plans, and beautiful black and white photographs of famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens, Cha-No-Yu will enlighten the reader to the intimate aspects of ancient Japanese philosophy, history, and culture.
• Asian Interest • Over 100 traditional illustrations and black & white • 272 pages • Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches • Published: October, 2001
About the Author:
A. L. Sadler was Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney for 26 years, as well as Professor of Japanese at the Royal Military College of Australia. He is the author of many books, including A Short History of Japan, The Code of the Samurai, The Ten Foot Square Hut, and Tales of the Heike.