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Tea Books
23 Titles as of Feb. 22, 2006

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Artists | Styles | TEA | How To | Dictionaries | Misc. | Magazines | Rare Books

   
Art-of-Tea-Ceremony-A5.jpg TITLE: Art of Tea Ceremony
$48.00
  • Published by Idemitsu Museum of Arts, 2001
  • 226 x 297 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 152 pages, 131 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese(some English)
  • An exhibition catalogue from "The Art/Beauty of the Tea Ceremony" by the Idemitsu Museum of Art. Idemitsu Sazo, the founder of the Museum, was known for building an extraordinary collection of ceramics, without simply dwelling on tea utensils. Focusing on tea ceramics from Japan, China, and Holland, this catalogue also features modern and contemporary tea vessels (such as Itaya Hazan, Koyama Fujio, and nine other modern artists, 14 works in all), for a total of 131 works, all featured in color photographs. In Japanese only, with a list of works in English.

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July-2005-4-Box-Calligraphic-Notes-of-Recognition-for-Tea-Ceremony-Utensils.jpg TITLE: Box and Calligraphic Notes of Recognition for Tea Ceremony Utensils
$39.00
  • Author Eiichi Oda
  • Published by Tankosha, 2003
  • 183 mm X 257 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 112 pages, 86 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This guidebook describes the importance of the wooden paulownia box that comes with the vessels used for the Tea Ceremony, as well as the calligraphic notes written on the box, which are often written by the creators of the utensils. Also explains how to tie the rope on the box, as well as how to make notes on the contents within. Good guidebook for beginners who want to know about the wooden box, which is vital for credible authentication of the works, and related matters. Japanese only.

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Chato-no-Bi-No.-1-The-Beauty-of-Tea-Wares-5.jpg TITLE: Chato no Bi No. 1
The Beauty of Tea Wares

$64.00
  • Published by Tankosha, 2004
  • 220 X 304mm
  • Hard cover
  • 168 pages, 96 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A deluxe edition tracing the history of tea ceramics in Japan with many examples in color photos of treasured Chinese, Korean and Japanese styles including celadon, tenmoku, Ido and Raku; overall 99 color photos of tea bowls, vases, tea caddies, and tea jars. Detailed essays on the roots of tea ceramics, Momoyama wares, Chinese and Korean influences and Raku followed by a list of works and brief bios on the six contributing authors.

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S05-1-Chato-no-Bi-No2-Beauty-Teaware.jpg TITLE: Chato no Bi No. 2, The Beauty of Tea Wares
$64.00
  • Published by Tankosha, 2005
  • 220 x 304 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 160 pages, 130 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The second volume in this series is devoted to tea ware of the Momoyama period, with a focus on Yakishime, the tea ware of the Mino region, and Karatsu ware. Explores the foundations of medieval Japanese ceramics, and features rugged yet refined Iga ware, the birth of Shino, Oribe's liberating style, and the glazed tea ceramics of Karatsu. In Japanese only.

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Chato-no-Bi-N3-The-Beauty-of-Tea-Wares.jpg TITLE: Chato no Bi No. 3
The Beauty of Tea Wares

$64.00
  • Published by Tankosha, 2004
  • 220 X 304 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 160 pages, 152 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This book looks at domestically made and imported ceramic wares used for a Way of Tea Gathering. Four chapters look at Edo period domestic wares, Seto Chaire (tea caddies), foreign pottery (Chinese, Korean, etc.) and Kyo-yaki. All in all 152 pieces are shown in color photos. Detailed essays, important documents, Kyo-yaki potters bios, and list of works in back.

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Oct-2005-7-Picture-Book-for-Chato-Modern-Ceramics-Japan.jpg TITLE: Chato, Picture Book for Chato, Modern Ceramics in Japan
$82.00
  • Published by Kogeishuppan, 1991
  • 190 x 263 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 240 pages, 456 photos (Color)
  • Language Japanese only
  • This book focuses on Chato (ceramics for the tea ceremony) and contains insights into the essence of Japanese culture. Based on the unique aesthetic sensibilities of Japan, this book features 456 Chato works, including Chawan (tea bowls), Mizusashi (fresh water jars), Chaire (green tea caddies), and Hanaire (flower vases), made by Japanese ceramists, both contemporary and past. Commentary and dimensions accompany most pieces. In Japanese only.

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cha-do-101-TN.jpg TITLE: Chatoh - Tea Ceramics and 101 Contemporary Potters
$270.00
  • Authors Yasuhiko Murai and Takeshi Murayama
  • Published by Nippon Hoso Shuppan Kyokai, 2002
  • 224 X 294 (mm)
  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages, 320 photos (B&W and color)
  • Language - Japanese only
  • Recent publication focusing on the history of Tea in Japan and the utensils used within the ceremony, antique and contemporary. Four chapters within: (1) History and Flow of Chanoyu; (2) Chatoh Pottery Centers in Seto-Mino, Shigaraki, Iga-Ueno, Bizen, Hagi, and Karatsu; (3) Chatoh's Modern Giants, featuring essays and works about sixteen 20th century masters; (4) Contemporary Chatoh by 101 ceramists. Each potter has two to three photos of works, a portrait photo, photos of kodai (foot) and markings. Box signatures in back of book. Glossary, shape charts for chaire, hanaire, and chawan, museum guide, plus contemporary potter's contact information and prices. Cardboard book case, cloth d.j.


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1-sept-Chawan-Hyaka-Dai-Zukan.jpg TITLE: Chawan Hyaka Daizukan
$240.00
  • Published by Sekaibunkasha, 1997
  • 237 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 352 pages, 278 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A large deluxe hardcover book that takes a look at antique masterpieces and contemporary chawan (Tea Ceremony Bowls) from almost all ceramic styles, including Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. It features dozens of essays by Japan's leading ceramic scholars including Kuroda Kazuya, Idegawa Naoki, and Yabe Yoshiaki -- the entire book is in Japanese only. Chinese ceramics start off the selection showing the great Tenmoku chawan of the past alongside eight modern Japanese masters. This pattern continues throughout the book and every style is covered. For example, in the Shino section we find three ancient masterpieces and twenty-one modern and contemporary chawan. Many chawan have a photo of the kodai (foot) and the potter's incised mark as well. A valuable reference for any chawan collector, includes sketches of different chawan shapes, kodai, keshiki (landscapes), seasonal selections, how to partake of Tea, and a glossary. Index of 289 potters in back as well as list of museums. Cloth cover, slip case.

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