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In ten thousand valleys, the pine windoffers one sip.
Takuju Kosen (1760-1833)ink on paper, 37x48cm
The phrase refers to the sound of boiling water being similar to that of the wind through the pines. As Sen Sotan wrote: 
If askedthe nature of chanoyu, say it’s the soundof windblown pinesin a painting.
(translations by Stephen Addiss)

In ten thousand valleys, 
the pine wind

offers one sip.

Takuju Kosen (1760-1833)
ink on paper, 37x48cm

The phrase refers to the sound of boiling water being similar to that of the wind through the pines. As Sen Sotan wrote: 

If asked
the nature of chanoyu
say it’s the sound
of windblown pines
in a painting.

(translations by Stephen Addiss)

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