Enshu Sado

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The Spirit of Enshu Sado

Sado is a ritualised form of serving tea,expressing "Wakeiseijaku"-or mutual respect and thoughtfulness,which brings harmony among and between people and things - by appreciating art pieces that are presented during the ceremony. Enshu Sado(Tea) school has 400 years of history.Enshu Kobori,the originator,was a feudal lord of the early 17th century(Edo Era) and was considered a great tea master of the time. He was the Sado instructor for the Tokugawa Shogunate,and has left behind a great legacy in paintings,calligraphic works,poetry,architecture and gardens.