Kobori Enshu

Kobori Enshū (小堀遠州) was a feudal lord and a famous tea master from the beginning of the Edo period. He was regarded as the greatest tea master of his...

Okakura Kakuzo

If you’re into books about tea, you’ve probably at least heard of The Book of Tea, by Okakura Kakuzō (岡倉覚三), from 1906. Nowadays he is mainly known in the...

Furuta Oribe

Sen no Rikyū, the most famous master of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, taught his disciples to “do things differently”. Most of them either kept doing the same, or just...

Saichō

Saichō (最澄) was a monk from the Heian period who founded the Tendai school of Buddhism (天台宗) in Japan. He also brought tea from China to Japan with Kūkai,...

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