Minister of Free Inquiry (aethyrflux) wrote,
Minister of Free Inquiry
aethyrflux

...perhaps a spot of tea?

i have deep respect for the discipline & flow of tea ceremony
http://nobleharbor.com/tea/chado/psychaspectofchado.html

the tea ceremony in drawing restraint 9 is one of my personally favorite sequences on film
https://youtu.be/s1hpicwniLs?t=1h16m27s

yet, i also feel deep reverence for the tea ceremony of Mai Ueda
http://maiueda.com/

no discussion of tea ceremony would be complete without contemplation of films such as these
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikyu_(film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_Tea_Master

but like @ 54:04 of this curious quest, you may also ask... what is the connection between tea, taoism, shinto, buddhism, zen & wabi sabi?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2P8z7kYJW0

and as with the chiasm of the quartered circle, i will agree with the sentiment that "<they're/it's> the same thing"
http://aethyrflux.livejournal.com/6482.html

perhaps it is time for toriawase?
https://books.google.com/books?id=GwUaFBTlm4QC&pg=PA132&lpg=PA132&dq=toriawase&source=bl&ots=W3pwGZCMMM&sig=ha7jht4z6-CuHEGGolLGun6kjTY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CD0Q6AEwBGoVChMI_r_b84jiyAIViO4mCh3ECAyH#v=onepage&q=toriawase&f=false

ultimately, i want to contribute to the design of digital tea ceremony, which seems like quite an excellent syncretic system for integrating comparative meditative/spiritual practices
http://www.mheim.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/vrtea.pdf
http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2015/06/bg-364-virtual-reality-and-the-tea-ceremony/

here's the start of a tea wiki
http://wiki.chado.no/Chaji

and a Tea Ceremony Saijiki
http://worldkigo2005.blogspot.com/2006/05/tea-ceremony-saijiki.html

a good visual/spatial map, with architectural references
http://terebess.hu/tea/teakunyho.html

for poetic counterpoint, please consider the link & shift functions of Renku, through season words (Gomei & Kigo)
http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/Link_Shift.html
http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/seasons.html
http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html
http://wiki.chado.no/Gomei

what sort of regional variations can we contribute?
http://wkdkigodatabase03.blogspot.com/2010/03/saijiki-list.html

oh, and the encyclopediae...
there are so many excellent reference books out there!

Chado the Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac
By Sasaki Sanmi
https://books.google.com/books?id=MorTAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Chanoyu no mei daihyakka / [kanshū Arima Raitei, Inahata Teiko, Tsutsui Hiroichi].
http://franklin.library.upenn.edu/record.html?id=FRANKLIN_3994180

Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony
by A. L. Sadler
https://www.scribd.com/book/249391419/Cha-No-Yu-The-Japanese-Tea-Ceremony
https://books.google.com/books?id=pS_RAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts
By Haruo Shirane
https://books.google.com/books?id=Io2OOXjJhFcC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/0231152809/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_j96Kpb0S3T57A?smid=180551&tag=hydfbook-22&ascsubtag=JP-DS-22124-180551

I find these documents rather compelling...
Deportment for the Praxis of Tea, according to the Enshû School
https://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/fl/publication/pdf_department/02/06anthony.pdf
https://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/fl/publication/pdf_department/03/02anthony.pdf
https://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/fl/publication/pdf_department/09/041gibbs.pdf

and clearly, I still have much to learn
THE IDEOLOGIES OF JAPANESE TEA
SUBJECTIVITY, TRANSIENCE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY
by Tim Cross
http://terebess.hu/tea/The-Ideologies-of-Japanese-Tea.pdf
Tea Teachings as Power: Questioning Legitimate Authority
Chapter 07, Page 179-180
"Although tea and Zen are argued by many to be unified, and despite the Zen
emphasis on having your own experience, life inside the grand master
system does not necessarily make it easy to find your own way. As an
authentic student of tea, I pay to be taught. I pay to be taught what
to see: I see what I am taught"
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