List of illustrations

  • Letter
  • Maple, from a Pair of Six-Panel Screens: Cherry and Maple
  • Hangōken Calligraphy
  • Flower Container
  • Tea Bowl, named Kaedegure (Twilight by the Maples)
  • Ceramic Bucket used as a Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi)
  • Candle Stand with a Crane and a Tortoise
  • Incense Burner with a Chinese Lion
  • Tea Scoop
  • Front to back: tea scoop by Daishin Gitō, tea scoop by Sen no Rikyū, and tea scoop by Seta Kamon
  • Tea Scoop, showing paper sheath with inscription believed to be by Rikyū
  • Tea Scoop, named Hyakusai (One Hundred Years Old), showing bamboo canister with inscription of name by Daishin
  • Tea Scoop, showing bamboo canister bearing later certification of Kamon's name
  • Tea Bowl
  • Tea Bowl
  • Tea Bowl, Kohiki- or Muji Hakeme-Type
  • Flower Vase of the Uzukumaru Type
  • Tea Bowl
  • Incense Container
  • Takasugian (Hut Built Too High)
  • Chashitsu Tetsu (Tea Room Named Tetsu)
  • Ten'yūjoki (Table for Playing in the Sky)
  • Bamboo in Snow
  • Bowl with Okinawan-Style Decoration
  • Lacquer Stand, Ryūkū Style
  • Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi) of Madara-Garatsu Type
  • Annamese Tea Bowl
  • Foot of Annamese Tea Bowl
  • Tea Bowl Decorated with Dragon Medallions
  • Tea Bowl
  • Tea Bowl, Named Onigawara (Demon Tile)
  • Foot of Tea Bowl, Named Onigawara (Demon Tile)
  • Inscriptions on boxes for Tea Bowl named Onigawara
  • Flower container
  • Eggplant-Shaped Tea Caddy (Cha-Ire) named Shira Tsuyu (White Dew)
  • Set of cloth bags and canister for tea caddy named Shira Tsuyu
  • Inner box for the three display cloth bags (shifuku) for tea caddy named Shira Tsuyu
  • Set of storage boxes for tea caddy named Shira Tsuyu
  • Cherry, from a Pair of Six-Panel Screens: Cherry and Maple
  • Fujiwara Kiyotada, from the Narikane Version of the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets
  • Nō Robe, Atsuita Style
  • Octagonal Box
  • River Landscape (Twelve Views of Landscape)
  • Vase in the Shape of a Kundika (Water Container for a Buddhist Altar)
  • Poem on the Theme of Snow
  • Handscroll on Decorating Reception Rooms, detail
  • Inkstone
  • Brush Rest in the Shape of Mountain Peaks
  • Table Screen
  • Water Dropper with a Dragon Handle
  • White-Robed Kannon
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Naming Certificate for Tagaku
  • Poem
  • Hanging Flower Vase
  • Tea Bowl, foot
  • Foot of Kohiki- or Muji Hakeme-type tea bowl
  • Incense Container (Kōgō), originally a Nailhead Cover from Jurakudai Palace
  • Foot of tea bowl named Kaedegure
  • Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi), named Mino (Straw Rain Cape)
  • Set of Dishes (Mukōzuke)
  • Rectangular Plate
  • Nobleman's Meal Table (Kakeban)
  • Mirror Box used as an Incense Container (Kōgō)
  • Tea Scoop, named Furusato (Hometown), showing bamboo canister with inscription by Enshū
  • Incense Container (Kōgō) with Kōrin-Style Design
  • Letter to Raku Kichizaemon
  • Hangōken Calligraphy
  • Tin-Glazed Sake Cup
  • Small Charger used as a Brazier for a Tobacco Tray
  • Guan-Ware Incense Container with a Raku Lid and an Added Dragon Handle, showing box with inscription by Ryōnyū and his seal
  • Pair of Six-Panel Screens: Cherry and Maple
  • Pair of Stirrups
  • Nō Robe, Atsuita Style
  • Tea Picnic Basket Set (Chakago)
  • Orange-Laced Dōmaru Suit of Armor
  • Covered Cosmetic Box
  • Tea Bowl
  • Tea Bowl
  • Tea Bowl
  • Water Dropper with a Dragon Handle
  • Vase
  • Vase in the Shape of a Kundika (Water Container for a Buddhist Altar)
  • Table Screen
  • Nobleman's Meal Table (Kakeban)
  • Footed Stand for a Tea Bowl (Tenmoku-dai)
  • River Landscape (Twelve Views of Landscape)
  • Naming Certificate for Tagaku
  • White-Robed Kannon
  • Candle Stand with a Crane and a Tortoise
  • Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang
  • Octagonal Box
  • Inkstone
  • Brush Rest in the Shape of Mountain Peaks
  • Rock in the Form of a Horizontal Mountainscape with Cavern Heaven
  • Square Tray
  • Tea Bowl
  • Ceramic Bucket used as a Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi)
  • Incense Container (Kōgō), originally a Nailhead Cover from Jurakudai Palace
  • Tea Bowl, named Kaedegure (Twilight by the Maples)
  • Tea Scoop
  • Flower Container
  • Tile (Shikigawara)
  • Fishing Weight used as a Kettle Lid Rest (Futaoki)
  • Hangōken Calligraphy
  • Kettle with Design of Willow and Cherry
  • Brazier of Otogoze Type
  • Small Charger used as a Brazier for a Tobacco Tray
  • Tobacco Container
  • Antique Rice Measuring Box used as a Tobacco Tray
  • Water Ladle
  • Tea Caddy (Natsume)
  • Used-Water Container (Kensui)
  • Nails from Hōryūji used as Chopsticks for Charcoal
  • Blue Tang Sake Cup
  • Guan-Ware Incense Container with a Raku Lid and an Added Dragon Handle, showing box with inscription by Ryōnyū and his seal
  • Fujiwara Kiyotada, from the Narikane Version of the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets
  • Square Incense Container (Kōgō) with Tortoiseshell Design
  • Poem on the Theme of Snow
  • Poem
  • The Mountain is Empty; A Pinecone Falls
  • Tea Bowl
  • Hanging Flower Vase
  • Letter
  • Tea Bowl, Kohiki- or Muji Hakeme-Type
  • Tenmyō-Type Kettle, known as Taya Itome (Kettle with Thread Pattern at the Taya House)
  • Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi), named Mino (Straw Rain Cape)
  • Tea Scoop
  • Mirror Box used as an Incense Container (Kōgō)
  • Eggplant-Shaped Tea Caddy (Cha-Ire) named Shira Tsuyu (White Dew)
  • Tea Bowl, Named Onigawara (Demon Tile)
  • Tea Bowl Decorated with Dragon Medallions
  • Annamese Tea Bowl
  • Tea Bowl
  • Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi), named Hotei
  • Set of Dishes (Mukōzuke)
  • Rectangular Plate
  • Letter to Raku Kichizaemon
  • Incense Container (Kōgō) in the Shape of a Wisteria Seedpod
  • Tea Scoop, named Furusato (Hometown), showing bamboo canister with inscription by Enshū
  • Sake Pourer with Kutani-Ware Lid
  • Rectangular Serving Plates (Mukōzuke)
  • Tea Scoop, named Hyakusai (One Hundred Years Old)
  • Treatise on Tea
  • Tin-Glazed Sake Cup
  • Incense Container (Kōgō) with Kōrin-Style Design
  • Tea Caddy (Cha-Ire) of Kinrinji Type
  • Charcoal Basket (Sumitori)
  • Moon-Shaped Incense Container (Kōgō)
  • Masuda Copy of Rikyū-Owned Fish Basket Used as a Flower Vase
  • Used-Water Container (Kensui)
  • Sake Cup in the Style of Kōetsu
  • Set of Bowls with Lids
  • Flower Vase of the Uzukumaru Type
  • Tea Bowl
  • Covered Jar used as a Tea Caddy
  • Used-Water Container (Kensui)
  • Pair of Sake Flasks
  • Lacquer Stand, Ryūkū Style
  • Fresh-Water Jar (Mizusashi) of Madara-Garatsu Type
  • Square Kettle
  • Kettle Lid Rest (Futaoki) with Dragon Design
  • Tea Bowl with Okinawan-Style Decoration
  • Hearth Frame (Robuchi)
  • Incense Container
  • Bamboo in Snow
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IN JULY 2005, 116 WORKS OF ART relating to the tea culture of Japan arrived at the Yale University Art Gallery, on loan from Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, LL.B. 1963. The collectors’ expressed wish was that the objects would be experienced directly by students engaged in the study of Japan and Japanese...
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IN OUR DESIRE TO CREATE a natural tea-house setting for the exhibition Tea Culture of Japan: Chanoyu Past and Present at the Yale University Art Gallery, we decided to display as many of the small and large tea-related objects as possible without glass cases. This decision was not easy; apart from the obvious conservation concerns, our...
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CHANOYU, LITERALLY “HOT WATER FOR TEA,” refers to a practice of tea that came to fruition in Japan during the sixteenth century. This tea culture and the...

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THE JOURNEY OF TEA STARTED IN CHINA; it first reached Japan in the ninth century. There, especially in the sixteenth century, a quintessentially Japanese cultural practice developed around it—a practice Japanese not only in its aesthetic but also in its fascination with foreign objects and their eventual choreographed incorporation into a unique, native setting. Its...

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~BASARA : A Buddhist-derived term that describes a flamboyant style associated with daimyo of the Muromachi and Momoyama periods. It featured exotic goods and decadent behavior.

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