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The Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Shoguns (Cultural History Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Linda Hewitt

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Book Description

The Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Shoguns is a concise historical overview of the evolution of cha-no-yu - that uniquely Japanese ritual, the tea ceremony - and how it was used in Japan by the shoguns and other political powers between the twelfth and twentieth centuries to validate position and consolidate power.

The contributions of leading tea masters of the past are summarized. A description of a typical tea ceremony is provided, together with a discussion of the appropriate environment and utensils. The spirit and purpose of the tea ceremony are also addressed.

The text - by award-winning author Linda Hewitt - is approximately 13,000 words long. Elegant pen-and-ink illustrations drawn specifically for the piece by award-winning artist Robert Hewitt demonstrate some of the aesthetic elements associated with the ceremony. Related drawings from nineteenth-century Japanese chap books, hand-colored for this edition, decorate the text. The survey - which has been used as supplemental reading in college-level cross-cultural history courses - approaches the topic in an accessible, reader-friendly style.

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"This is a fittingly concise, yet detailed and informative little book on the history and practice of the tea ceremony. If you are looking for an inexpensive, practical, and elegant book that will get you started in learning about the tea ceremony, this one fits the bill." - Goodreads

About the Author

Linda Hewitt, a native of Alabama, attended Birmingham-Southern College, the University of Alabama, and Georgia State University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in History. She began writing when she was three - her first work was a notebook of observations about her grandparents' home. She edited various school papers, and wrote her graduate thesis on the political and economic implications of German Reparations stipulated in treaties following the First World War. With her husband Robert, she was partner in Hewitt & Hewitt, Inc., an Atlanta public relations boutique serving major corporations. Her books deal with a wide range of topics, mostly cultural and economic. Several were book club selections and are used as supplemental reading in undergraduate cultural history courses.  She is currently working on a second book of time travel in which a young woman attempting to recover from the greatest loss of her life discovers that a painting from the past is more than it seems to be.

Product Details

  • File Size: 18209 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Publisher: ArbeitenZeit Media; 3 edition (January 19, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001Q3L4UK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Linda Hewitt, a native of Alabama, attended Birmingham-Southern College, the University of Alabama, and Georgia State University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in History. She began writing when she was three - her first work was a notebook of observations about her grandparents' home. She edited various school papers, and wrote her graduate thesis on the political and economic implications of German Reparations stipulated in treaties following the First World War. With her husband Robert, she was partner in Hewitt & Hewitt, Inc., an Atlanta public relations boutique serving major corporations. Her books deal with a wide range of topics, mostly cultural and economic. Several were book club selections and are used as supplemental reading in undergraduate cultural history courses. She is currently working on a series of memoirs. She consults on communications strategy. Her professional memberships include the Authors Guild and the American Historical Association.

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