Sabie - Zen. Atarashi Cha no katachi [Sabie Zen - A New Way of Tea].
TANAKA Ikko.; IZUMI Masakazu (1993.)
£100.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. Numerous photographic illustrations, many in colour. Japanese text. Small folio. Original decorated boards in dustwrapper (slightly faded spine) and obi, a very good copy. 151pp. Tokyo, Tankosha,
A fascinating book of an exhibition and a tea ceremony held at Harajuku Quest Hall in 1992 with the aim of modernizing the tea-ceremony. "The idea to hold Sabie's "Zen" (which means "natural" or "proper") began with a party at a resort house on Lake Yamanaka in the summer of 1991. Initially no one had expected that things would lead to anything as grand as a tea gathering." (Afterword). Only two copies in OCLC. Works 291.
Stock Code: 198010