Chado References


Anderson, Jennifer L. (1991). An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. (friend & former Midorikai student; anthropological, spiritual meaning, thorough, describes a chaji in detail).

Bartlett, C. & Kane, M. (Eds.) Soshitsu Sen XV’s name above theirs. (1980, 1987, 1996) Urasenke Chanoyu Handbook Two. Urasenke Foundation, Kyoto. Includes detail procedures for the 4 basics: usucha & koicha for furo & ro. Handbook One has more basics e.g. folding fukusa, etc.

Castile, Rand. (1971, 1979). The Way of Tea. NY: Weatherhill. (out of print) (forward by Sen Soshitsu XV).

Fukukita, Yasunosuke (1932?, 1938) Chanoyu: An Aesthetic Pastime. Tokyo: Maruzen.

“ ” (1935?) Tea Cult of Japan: An Aesthetic Pastime. Tokyo: Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways.

Hayashiya, S., Hayashiya, T., Nakamura, M. Japanese Arts and the Tea Ceremony. New York: Weatherhill/Heibonsha, 1980.

Hamitzsch, Horst (1980). Zen in the Art of the Tea Ceremony. NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Hirota, Dennis (Ed.) (1995). Wind in the Pines: Classic Writings of the Way of Tea as a Buddhist Path. Fremont, CA: Asian Humanities Press. (one of our textbooks at Midorikai).

Iguchi, Kaisen. (1975, 1994). Tea Ceremony. Osaka, Japan: Hoikusha Publishing Co. (ISBN 4-586-54031-1) (tiny book, Urasenke way, gaudy yukata, some poor positions).

Mori, Barbara L. R. (1984??) Americans Studying the Traditional Japanese Art of the Tea Ceremony: The Internationalizing of a Traditional Art. San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press. (I believe this was a dissertation by psychology student; somewhat critical of her training experience at Midorikai, Urasenke; not recommended by Urasenke).

Nakamura, Julia V. (1965). The Japanese Tea Ceremony. NY: Peter Pauper Press. (tiny book, not worth searching for).

Okakura, Kakuzo. (1906, 1964, 1989, 1991). The Book of Tea. NY: Kodansha International. (the classic; first introduced tea to the West).

Plutschow, Herbert (2001). The Grand Tea Master: A Biography of Hounsai Soshitsu Sen XV. Trumbull, CT: Weatherhill.

Sadler, A. L. (1933, 1962, 1998). Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle. (one of first Americans in Japan).

Sanmi, Sasaki. McCabe, S. & Satoko , I (Trs.) (2002). Chado: The Way of Tea, A Japanese Tea Master’s Almanac. Boston: Tuttle.

Sen Genshitsu & Sen Soshitsu (Supervising Eds.) (2011). Urasenke Chado Textbook. Japan: Tankosha Publishing.

Sen Soshitsu XV, (1979, 1990) Chado: The Japanese Way of Tea. NY: Weatherhill. (beautiful book with pictures of tearooms/gardens, utensils, & some of the procedures).

Sen Soshitsu XV (ed.) (1988). Chanoyu: The Urasenke Tradition of Tea. NY: Weatherhill. (articles on history, the masters, utensils, tearooms, & an example of a chaji).

Sen Soshitsu XV (1998). The Japanese Way of Tea: From Its Origins in China to Sen Rikyu. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. (history)

Sen Soshitsu XV. (1979, 1991). Tea Life, Tea Mind. NY: Weatherhill. (A fine little book on the spirit of tea. I use it as one of our textbooks in The Japanese Psyche course.)

Sen Soshitsu XV (Supervisor) (1993). Tea Etiquette for Guests: A Practical Guide for Chanoyu Study. Kyoto: Tankosha. (thorough!)

Sen Tomiko (1988, 1994). An Almanac of Urasenke Seasonal Tea Sweets. Kyoto: Tankosha. (Beautiful pictures of sweets by our Grand Master’s late wife, who gave inspiring monthly lectures for us at Midorikai.)

Tanaka, Seno (1973, 1977). The Tea Ceremony. NY: Crown Publishers. (I don’t think this is Urasenke.)

Tankosha Editorial Dept. (2007) A Chanoyu Vocabulary. Japan: Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd.

(1986) The Art of Chanoyu: The Urasenke Tradition of Tea (the March 7-30 exhibit at the Doizaki Gallery, Los Angeles). Kyoto: The Urasenke Foundation.

Urasenke International Association (Trs.) (2007) A Chanoyu Vocabulary. Japan: Tankosha.

(1991) World Views of the Way of Tea: Urasenke Tankokai 50th Anniversary Commemorative Forum (Sen Soshitsu XV + speakers from China, France, Prague, USA, & Moscow). Kyoto: Insatsu Shiko Co.