Five College Consortium

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Resources

Jizo statue in the Japanese garden at Wa-Shin-An tea house at Mount Holyoke College

Books

Overviews

Anderson, Jennifer. 1991. An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual. New York: State University of New York Press.

Mittwer, Gretchen. 2008. What is Chanoyu? Kyoto: Tankosha. (In English and Japanese.)

Okakura, Kakuzo. 2005. The Book of Tea. Tokyo: Kodansha International. 

Sadler, Arthur Lindsay. 2008. Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony. Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing.

Sōkō, Kitami. 2013. Introduction to Chado. Tokyo: Natsume Sha.

Sen, Soshitsu XV. 2007. A Chanoyu Vocabulary: Practical Terms for the Way of Tea. Kyoto: Tankosha.

Sen, Soshitsu XV. 1990, 2nd ed. Chado: The Japanese Way of Tea. Kyoto: Tankosha.

Sen, Soshitsu XV. 1998. The Japanese Way of Tea: From Its Origins in China to Sen Rikyu. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Sen, Genshitsu (Soshitsu XV), and Sen, Soshitsu. 2011. Urasenke Chado Textbook. Kyoto: Tankosha.

Tea procedure

Sen, Soshitsu XV. 1993. Tea Etiquette for Guests: A Practical Guide for Chanoyu Study. Kyoto: Tankosha.

Sen, Soshitsu XV. 1996. Urasenke Chanoyu Handbook One. Kyoto: Urasenke Foundation.

Sen, Soshitsu XV. 1996. Urasenke Chanoyu Handbook Two. Kyoto: Urasenke Foundation.

English/Japanese

Tankosha Editorial Department, ed. 2004. Tearoom Conversation in English. Kyoto: Tankosha.

Tea Encyclopedia

Tankosha Editorial Department, ed. 2007. A Chanoyu Vocabulary: Practical Terms for the Way of Tea. Kyoto: Tankosha.

Links

Educational

Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa: http://www.hawaii.edu/cjs/?page_id=22

Dr. Jennifer Anderson (Anthropology) at San Jose State University: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/anderson/tea_ritual.html

Organizations

Urasenke school: http://www.urasenke.or.jp/texte/index.html

Omotesenke school: http://www.omotesenke.com/english/index.html

Mushakojisenke school (only Japanese): http://www.mushakouji-senke.or.jp/

Urasenke Philadelphia: http://www.phillytea.org

Urasenke New York: http://www.urasenkeny.org

Urasenke Boston: http://www.urasenkeboston.org

Material Sources

Sweets

Japan Wagashi Association (Japanese only): http://www.wagashi.or.jp

Millieme (dry and main sweets, some English): http://www.millieme.jp

Baikodo (dry sweets, some English): http://www.wasanbon-shop.com

Taneya (main sweets, Japanese only): https://shop.taneya.co.jp/shop

Tea

Ippodo (English): http://shop.ippodo-tea.co.jp/kyoto/shopf

Itoen (English): http://www.itoen.com/loose-leaf/matcha

Koyamaen (English): http://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/english/top.html

Sankyuen (Japanese only): http://www.sankyuen.jp/index.html

Utensils

Tea bowls: http://guerreroceramics.com