By Rengetsu's days, sencha had evolved into a formal tea service, with rules of etiquette and prescribed utensils emulating chanoyu. However, the literati continued to drink the beverage more informally in quiet protest against chanoyu and as an adjunct to other literati pursuits including painting pictures and composing poetry. (Patricia C. Graham: in Black Robe White Mist, 2006, p. 65)

 

Coming down
amid the flutteringly
falling leaves...
on the soil
the thud of a single chestnut
.

 

Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Sencha tea pot

H: 5.8 (2 1/4 in.), L: 10.5 cm (4 in.), D: 9.4 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Wooden box

Otagaki Rengetsu | Sencha tea pot

SKU: R1719
$2,230.00Price
Bachmann Eckenstein