How innovative was the “Hakobitemae” which means bringing utensils into an empty tea room, performing the tea ceremony and returning it to the original empty st

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Sennorikyu revamped the traditional tea ceremony showing displayed Chinese tools and paintings to “Wabicha.” The successor to the head of Mushanokojisenke says that behind Rikyu's tea ceremony that is known as “hospitality” and “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”, was an attempt to launch a special space that is different from a usual one using minimum equipment. From collection of Instagram photos, “Living With Tea.”


"June 24  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"