Making Tea, Making Japan

Making Tea, Making Japan

Cultural Nationalism in Practice

eBook - 2013
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The tea ceremony persists as one of the most evocative symbols of Japan. Originally a pastime of elite warriors in premodern society, it was later recast as an emblem of the modern Japanese state, only to be transformed again into its current incarnation, largely the hobby of middle-class housewives. How does the cultural practice of a few come to represent a nation as a whole? Although few non-Japanese scholars have peered behind the walls of a tea room, sociologist Kristin Surak came to know the inner workings of the tea world over the course of ten years of tea training. Here.
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013], ©2013
ISBN: 9780804784795
0804784795
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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