Author(s): Shigenori Chikamatsu
In the eighteenth century, the warrior Shigenori Chikmatsu set down scores of legends, anecdotes and bits of lore to express the essence of the tea ceremony for the edification of tea connoisseurs. His work became "Stories from a Tearoom Window", translated into English for the first time in 1982 and now available again. With stories touching on lives of great tea masters and the core ideal of natural simplicity in the tea ceremony, "Stories from a Tearoom Window" is a charming anecdotal tour of the world of tea.
Shigenori Chikmatsu was a warrior who studied and deeply enjoyed the tea ceremony. His manuscript on the tea ceremony remained unpublished until 1804. Kozaburo Mori received the Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan for his long service in education.