Chanoyu, which attained greatness under
Rikyu, has been handed down for over 400 years at Omotesenke's
Fushin'an. Fushin'an is the name of the tea room that was
run by Rikyu and which has been inherited by the successive
Iemotos since then. Fushin'an refers not only to the Senke
residence but to the whole organization. It is also one of
the Iemoto Sen Sosa's names.
This tradition is not just the inheritance
of a form, but is a searching for the right way to be within
the context of history. New life is breathed into it as it
adapts to each period, so it is a living culture that has
been handed down.
Chanoyu is 'a communication of the minds
of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea
together'. There is great significance in this.
We tea devotees learn this traditional
spirit through daily practice and look for ways to bring
it to life in the way we live now.This home page has been
created as one way of letting you know about Omotesenke chanoyu.
We will be happy if it gives you a deeper
interest in chanoyu.