Traditional open hearth interior of the Edo period in Japan.
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum.
Ming dynasty “chicken cup” fetches $32 million at auction
Woman Reading, Ukiyo-e woodblock print, about 1740’s, Japan, by artist Okumura Toshinobu
Tea Ceremony. Tokyo, Japan. Photography by Stephane Barbery on Flickr
A cold night, I serve tea to my guest instead of wine.
Water boils on a bamboo stove and the fire brightens to red.
The moon shines as usual through my window,
And it is only the plum blossoms that make the scene different.
— Du Lei 杜耒
Bas Jan Ader - Tea Party (1972)