The art of drinking tea reveals many aspects of japanese culture.
When Monk Saichou returned from China in 801, he brought the first teaplant seeds to Japan, and grew them on Mount Hiei-zan.
During centuries drinking Tea was constantly gaining popularity.
In the 15th century japanese masters of tea created the world renowned tea cult Chado, the way of tea.
This site shows beatutifully handmade pottery for drinking tea designed and made by japan specialist Arthur Poor. In the magazin faq issue january 2011 pottery by the artist illustrated an article on aesthetics of ‘Wabi Sabi’.
Japanese teapot (kyusu) made by artist Arthur Poor.
Japanese teacup (chawan) made by artist Arthur Poor.
Contemporary art by Arthur Poor. Information on exhibits and activities.