Jun 12, 2013

Blogging Chanoyu

When I started blogging about Chanoyu six years ago, I didn't know anyone else was writing about the way of tea.   But I have discovered or been referred to a number of blogs that has enriched my own study of Chado.

There are a few recent ones that I'd like to call your attention to:

The Way of Tea in LA   -  A blog started by Lauren Deutsch a long time tea student and now teacher in LA. She has written numerous articles about tea in the Kyoto Journal, Parabola and others.

喫茶去: Kissako ~ Explorations of Japan's Tea Culture  - a blog by Mindy Landeck, a historian of early modern Japan currently at work on a dissertation focused on Tokugawa-era warrior tea practitioners, a project researched in Kyoto last year as a Japan Foundation fellow.


Below are links to some of the blogs I read. If you know of others, please mention or link them in the comments.

Chanoyu to wa


Drinking Limnality: Tea across borders 


Chado the way of tea

More links to the lower left column.  Even more links here.


  1. Thank you for this list. I am always exciting to discover new tea blogs! For other blogs, what about Tea in Translation at http://nihonjinron.wordpress.com/

  2. Sark,
    Thank you for your comment. I'll check it out.