Urasenke Chado Study Resources in English

Urasenke Foundation Publications
Urasenke Chanoyu Handbook One (1980, rev. 1989)
Urasenke Chanoyu Handbook Two (1980, rev. 1987)
These two volumes are intended as student textbooks. Volume One includes a brief history of chanoyu and covers the basic procedures for the guest, warigeiko (basic movements), and ryakubon (the simplest procedure for making tea, using a tray and a kettle that has a spout and handle). Volume Two covers the basic procedures for making tea using a furo (brazier) and ro (open hearth built in the floor). Instructions for both koicha (thick tea) and usucha (thin tea) are included.

Chanoyu Quarterly: Tea and the Arts of Japan
Nos. 1-88 Tables of Contents
A semi-scholarly journal featuring articles on various facets of the Way of Tea and Japanese traditional culture. Eighty-eight issues published between 1970 and 1999. Many of the early issues are not available anymore (marked "out-of-print" in the Nos. 1-88 Tables of Contents list), and the remaining stock of others is very low in some cases. Issue no. 88 contains a comprehensive glossary-index of the contents of all the previous issues.
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Tankosha Publishing Co. Publications

Practical Terms for the Way of Tea

With foreword by Genshitsu Sen (Soshitsu Sen XV)
A long-awaited Japanese-English chanoyu vocabulary, offering easy-to-understand explanations of 1,642 terms cutting across a broad range of subjects. This book, the only book in English of its kind, comprises an English translation of selected and edited entries from the approximately 3,000 terms appearing in Tankosha's Jitsuyo Chadoyogo Jiten (1993; fifth printing, February 2002), with helpful appendices and illustrations. People of the global community, whether involved particularly in the practice of chanoyu or generally in the study of Japanese traditional arts and culture, should find this authoritative volume a rare and valuable resource.

ISBN 978-4-473-03398-7
A5 size, softbound, 280 pages
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Urasenke Chado Textbook

With opening messages by Genshitsu Sen and Iemoto Soshitsu Sen XVI
This book provides the English reader with comprehensive information for understanding the Urasenke Chado Tradition. It is based on the Japanese textbook entitled Urasenke Chado, which was edited by the Gakko Chado Textbook Editorial Committee and published by the Urasenke Foundation, Kyoto, in April 2004. The translation work to create this English edition was a voluntary endeavor of nearly three hundred members of the Urasenke International Association (UIA), as a project commemorating the 25th anniversary of the association in 2011. Previously, for the association's 20th anniversary, the association members produced the translations for A Chanoyu Vocabulary: Practical Terms for the Way of Tea.
            The textbook is organized into five parts: "The Significance of Chado," "The History of Chado," "The Setting and Implements," "The Significance of the Temae," and "Reference Information." It includes an abundance of helpful margin notes and illustrations, and there is an index at the back for ease of use.

Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd.
Publication date: February 13, 2011
A5 Softbound, 232 pages. All color illustrations.
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