|SEKISHUU SANBYAKUKAJOU 石州三百ヶ条|
|KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses|
|A tea ceremony encyclopedia based on the methods of Katagiri Sekishu 片桐石州 (1605-73), who is believed to have authored 300 articles on tea ceremony regulations and presented them to Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna 徳川家綱 (1641-80). Later, his disciples gathered together, it is believed, and provided explanations for its various dictates and published them in the late 17c. There are many similar books with erroneous copying errors and omissions. Among them, the MUJUUSHOU 無住抄, which is said to have been annotated by Mujuuken Ryoua 無住軒了阿, a leading disciple of priest Ikei 怡渓 (1644-1714). It is well ordered, and seems to have been the parent book for other popular editions. The CHADOU KOTENZENSHUU 茶道古典全集, a collection of classics on tea, included a copy of the MUJUUSHOU, now owned by the National Diet Library, and entitled SEKISHUU SANBYAKUKAJOU. The original text consists of 3 volumes, each containing 100 articles. Subjects include: the spirit of tea ceremony, old practices, implements, tea gardens, tearooms and flowers. A considerable number of illustrations are included.|
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