Lecture by Jun’ichi Takeuchi:

“Through the Eyes of Three Great Tea Masters —Jōō, Rikyū and Oribe—”

How to Judge Tea Utensils: If you master these points, you’ll be the great connoisseur, like the master of the Momoyama period.

ISE Cultural Foundation NY is pleased to present a special lecture “Through the Eyes of Three Great Tea Masters” by Professor Jun’ichi Takeuchi from Japan. This lecture will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

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Jun’ichi Takeuchi


Born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1941, Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1966. Currently he is the Director of the Eisei Bunko Museum in Tokyo since 2007; was the Chief Curator of the Gotoh Museum and the Director of the University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts. He is specialized in History of Tea Ceremony, History of Ceramic and Museum Study. Takeuchi’s publications include “Oribe”, “Sadō Hyakka Handbook (Handbook of Tea Ceremony)”, “Hosokawa Family’s 700 years: The Treasure of Eisei-Bunko Museum” and “Sugu wakaru Tōyō no Bijutsu (Art of Asia)” among others.


Takeshi Watanabe

Takeshi Watanabe received his Ph.D. in 2005 in pre-modern Japanese literature from Yale University. Watanabe’s recent areas of research include Japanese tea culture, the historical literature of the Heian period, 11th to 12th-century diaries written in Chinese by Japanese courtiers, Japanese food culture and cultural exchange in East Asia. Currently Watanabe is Assistant Professor of Japanese at Connecticut College.

Presented by: ISE Cultural Foundation NY

Place: Rose Room (2F) at The Nippon Club, 145 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Time: 6:30-8:00PM  (Open: 6:00PM, Start: 6:30PM)

Special Thanks:

Mr. Alfons-Jean Knauf, Ms. Miyeko Murase, Mr. Hirofumi Ogawa (The Hokuriku Bank, LTD.), Ms. Sadako Oki, Mr. Koichi Yanagi (Kokon, Inc.)

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