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1 { 千利休 Sen no Rikyu Culture Presentation by ジェーン

2 Overview Made large contributions to Japanese Tea Ceremony Served as tea master to Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi

3  Born in the merchant city Sakai  Began studying the Way of Tea at an early age  Learned both traditional and contemporary tea ceremonies  Later began study of Zen at Daitoku-ji Temple Early Life/Education

4  Served as tea master to Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi  In 1585, he received the Buddhist rank of koji from Emperor Ogimachi.  This established his preeminence among leading Japanese tea practitioners  Koji: honorary title for a lay person who lived a pious Buddhist life Later Life

5  Harmony (wa: 和 )  Respect (kei: 敬 )  Purity (sei: 清 )  Tranquility (jaku: 寂 ) 4 Fundamental Qualities Exemplified in Tea Ceremony

6  Smaller tea house (built for 5)  Low doorway, meant to humble guests before the ceremony  Separate entrances built for the host and the guests  Separate room built for tea utensils to be washed  New design to the utensils themselves  Asymmetrical, return to nature Left Lasting Impression on Tea Ceremony

7  Forced suicide—basically, Toyotomi Hideyoshi stopped liking him.  Gathered his family and disciples at his death bed, whereupon he composed his death poem:  “I raise the sword. This sword of mine; Long in my possession. The time is come at last. Skyward I throw it up!” Death  |Back to Home|Back to Home

8  “Sen no Riku.” Zen Stories of the Samurai. 25 Mar  “Sen no Rikyu.” New World Encyclopedia. 25 Mar  "Sen Rikyū." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., Web. 25 Mar Citations and Such:


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