This week, we’ll be talking about Japan’s great tea master Sen no Rikyu. We’ll discuss his life, his rapid rise to cultural ascendancy, his even more rapid fall, and his legacy for modern Japan.
Listen to the episode here.
Sansom, George B. A History of Japan, Vol 2: 1334-1615
Totman, Conrad. A History of Japan.
4 thoughts on “Episode 56 – The Tea Master”
I might be having a moment, but I can’t find the link to download the MP3 in the post.
Good catch. Should be fixed now; please comment or email me if it’s not working within 20 minutes or so.
Sorry, and thanks for letting me know!
There’s actually an anime about Sen no Rikyuu called Hyouge Mono.
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