TeaLife Audio – Episode 70 – Women in tea

– Marius

– Rebecca



Main Topic – Women in tea

Information referenced:


Corbett, Rebecca. Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan. (Forthcoming) Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, Spring, 2018.

Guth, Christine. Art, Tea, and Industry: Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui Circle. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Kato, Etsuko. The Tea Ceremony and Women’s Empowerment in Modern Japan: Bodies Re-Presenting the Past. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

Pitelka, Morgan. Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2005.

Pitelka, Morgan, ed. Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History, and Practice. New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.

Pitelka, Morgan. Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2016.

Surak, Kristin. Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2013.
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Journal articles

Corbett, Rebecca. “Crafting Identity as a Tea Practitioner in Early Modern Japan: ?tagaki Rengetsu and Tagami Kikusha.” U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal 47 (2014): 3?27.

Corbett, Rebecca. “Learning to Be Graceful: Tea in Early Modern Guides for Women’s Edification.” Japanese Studies 29 (2009): 81?94.

Pitelka, Morgan. “Tea Taste: Patronage and Collaboration among Tea Masters and Potters in Early Modern Japan.” Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Fall?Winter, 2004): 26?38.

Rath, Eric C. “Reevaluating Riky?: Kaiseki and the Origins of Japanese Cuisine.” Journal of Japanese Studies 39, no. 1 (2013): 67?96.

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 69 – Tea and Incense


  • Marius
  • Aaron
  • Adam
  • Anthony


  • Ula

chaire, mata chasen no kane wo yoku mo shire, ato ni nokoseru d?gu meate ni
Understand well the
Placement of the chaire
and next the chasen
For as they are used in turn
One guides the other’s return

Main Topic – Incense

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