Tea and Zen Introduction

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A bowl for thick tea with a soft black glaze. It has an orange-peel texture.  The bowl is slightly irregular and looks as if it would feel good in your hands.

Bowl for Thick Tea named Nachiguro (Black from Nachi) made by Samukawa Seiho

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Lecture Notes

For over four hundred years, Japanese have recognized chado, the "way of Tea," as the primary training ground for their refined cultural aesthetic.