Around Chigusa

Around Chigusa is no exception. We owe the success of this multiyear undertaking to many colleagues and institutions. First, we express our deep gratitude to Jerome Silbergeld, director emeritus of the Tang Center, for his unwavering ...

Around Chigusa

Around Chigusa

An in-depth look at the dynamic cultural world of tea in Japan during its formative period Around Chigusa investigates the cultural and artistic milieu in which a humble jar of Chinese origin dating to the thirteenth or fourteenth century became Chigusa, a revered, named object in the practice of formalized tea presentation (chanoyu) in sixteenth-century Japan. This tea-leaf storage jar lies at the nexus of interlocking personal networks, cultural values, and aesthetic idioms in the practice and appreciation of tea, poetry, painting, calligraphy, and Noh theater during this formative period of tea culture. The book’s essays set tea in dialogue with other cultural practices, revealing larger cultural paradigms that informed the production, circulation, and reception of the artifacts used and displayed in tea. Key themes include the centrality of tea to the social life of and interaction among warriors, merchants, and the courtly elite; the multifaceted relationship between things wa (Japanese) and kan (Chinese) and between tea and poetry; the rise of new formats for display of the visual and calligraphic arts; and collecting and display as an expression of political power.

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Around Chigusa
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-26 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

An in-depth look at the dynamic cultural world of tea in Japan during its formative period Around Chigusa investigates the cultural and artistic milieu in which a humble jar of Chinese origin dating to the thirteenth or fourteenth century became Chigusa, a revered, named object in the practice of formalized
Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji
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Pages: 224
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Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji is variously read as a work of feminist protest, the world's first psychological novel and even as a post-modern masterpiece. Commonly seen as Japan's greatest literary work, its literary, cultural, and historical significance has been thoroughly acknowledged. As a work focused on the complexities
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Pages: 225
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Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-21 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"Crafts were central to daily life in early modern Japan. They were powerful carriers of knowledge, sociality, and identity, and how and from what materials they were made were matters of serious concern among all classes of society. In Craft Culture in Early Modern Japan, Christine M. E. Guth examines
The Tale of Genji
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: John T. Carpenter, Melissa McCormick, Monika Bincsik, Kyoko Kinoshita, Sano Midori
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-04 - Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

With its vivid descriptions of courtly society, gardens, and architecture in early eleventh-century Japan, The Tale of Genji—recognized as the world’s first novel—has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic traditions for one thousand years. Its female author, Murasaki Shikibu, was a diarist, a renowned poet, and, as a

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