What is chanoyu?

  • (noun): An ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea.
    Synonyms: tea ceremony

Some articles on chanoyu:

Kaiseki - Origin
... the frugal meal served in the austere style of chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) ... beverage is sake (Japanese rice wine), and the "bosom-stone" cuisine as the simple meal served in chanoyu ... the two in speech and if necessary in writing, the chanoyu meal may be referred to as "tea" kaiseki, or cha-kaiseki ...
Sen No Rikyū - Later Years
... the most influential figure in the world of chanoyu ... Another major chanoyu event of Hideyoshi's that Rikyū played a central role in was the Kitano Ōchanoyu, the grand tea gathering held by Hideyoshi at the Kitano Tenman-gū in 1587 ... other beliefs and teachings came to be known as sōan-cha (the grass-thatched hermitage style of chanoyu), or more generally, wabi-cha ...
Takeno Jōō
... he followed Murata Jukō as an early proponent of wabi-cha, and was chanoyu teacher to Sen Rikyū ... In Kyoto city, chanoyu (the Japanese tea ceremony) had suddenly risen in prominence, and Jōō became interested in developing a style that was suited to the people's customs in Sakai rather than ... Two of his important chanoyu pupils in Sakai were the wealthy merchant Imai Sōkyū, who was married to his daughter, and Sen Rikyū ...
List Of Japanese Tea Ceremony Equipment
... Generally, items which guests prepare themselves with for attending a chanoyu gathering are not considered as chadōgu rather, the term fundamentally applies to items involved to "host" a chanoyu gathering ... all forms of implements and paraphernalia involved in the practice of chanoyu ...
Schools Of Japanese Tea Ceremony - Current Schools
... Sekishū was chanoyu teacher to the fourth Tokugawa shōgun, Tokugawa Ietsuna, and his chanoyu style therefore became popular among the feudal ruling class of Japan at the time ... The Sekishū-ryū school of chanoyu was passed forward by his direct descendants, and also through his talented chanoyu followers who became known as the founders of ... He studied chanoyu under Katagiri Sekishū ...