Fall 2013

The Tea Ceremony and Japanese Culture

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-383  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-319

Formerly listed as: ASLC-19  |  FIAR-83

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Faculty

Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as ARHA 383 and ASLC 319.) An examination of the history of chanoyu, the tea ceremony, from its origins in the fifteenth century to the practice of tea today. The class will explore the various elements that comprise the tea environment-the garden setting, the architecture of the tea room, the forms of tea utensils, and the elements of the kaiseki meal. Through a study of the careers of influential tea masters and texts that examine the historical, religious, and cultural background to tea culture, the class will also trace how the tea ceremony has become a metaphor for Japanese culture and Japanese aesthetics both in Japan and in the West. There will be field trips to visit tea ware collections, potters and tea masters. Two class meetings per week.

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester.  Professor Morse.

If Overenrolled: Preference to majors in ARHA and ASLC with other admitted by a balance of class year.

Offerings

2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
 

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