|KEY WORD : art history / general terms|
| Lit. Famous thing. Term applied to items of tea
ceremony *chanoyu 茶湯 equipment
which are of particular merit in their historical and aesthetic quality. There
are three divisions within the nomenclature.
1 Oomeibutsu 大名物 (Great famous things) :those articles in use before the time of the tea master Sen Rikkyu 千利休 (1522-92).
2 Meibutsu :Those articles used and approved in Rikkyu's time.
3 Chuukou meibutsu 中興名物 (Rediscovered famous things) :These were approved by the tea master Kobori Enshuu 小堀遠州 (1579-1647).
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