Wabi-style tea

In the Azuchi-Momoyama period chanoyu was brought to completion by Sen no Rikyu. It has the distinguishing feature of being based on the ideal of wabi (quiet simplicity) and takes place in a koma (four-and-a-half mat tea room or smaller) using simple utensils. Rikyu wanted, as far as possible, to cleanse chanoyu of its pleasure-seeking element and sought to provide the opportunity for deeper spiritual communication through wabi-cha.

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