Around Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan by Dora C. Y. ChingAround Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan by Dora C. Y. Ching

Around Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan

EditorDora C. Y. Ching, Louise Allison Cort, Andrew M. Watsky

Hardcover | September 26, 2017

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An in-depth look at the dynamic cultural world of tea in Japan during its formative period

Around Chigusainvestigates the cultural and artistic milieu in which a humble jar of Chinese origin dating to the thirteenth or fourteenth century became Chigusa, a revered, named object in the practice of formalized tea presentation (chanoyu) in sixteenth-century Japan. This tea-leaf storage jar lies at the nexus of interlocking personal networks, cultural values, and aesthetic idioms in the practice and appreciation of tea, poetry, painting, calligraphy, and Noh theater during this formative period of tea culture. The book's essays set tea in dialogue with other cultural practices, revealing larger cultural paradigms that informed the production, circulation, and reception of the artifacts used and displayed in tea. Key themes include the centrality of tea to the social life of and interaction among warriors, merchants, and the courtly elite; the multifaceted relationship between thingswa(Japanese) andkan(Chinese) and between tea and poetry; the rise of new formats for display of the visual and calligraphic arts; and collecting and display as an expression of political power.

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Dora C. Y. Chingis associate director of the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University. She is the coeditor of numerous books, includingThe Family Model in Chinese Art and Culture(Princeton).Louise Allison Cortis curator for ceramics at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galler...
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Title:Around Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century JapanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691177554

ISBN - 13:9780691177557

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