zui'o sen sosa rokurokusai letter

Zui'o Sosa | Letter

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The Meiji Restoration of 1868 was a turning point. Tea culture went through a period of decline. One of the reasons for this was the fact the supportive classes, the feudal lords (daimyo) and the upper-class samurai, no longer existed. Another reason was that a wave of modernization rolled over the country undermining cultural traditions, one of them being the Way of Tea. Zui’o Sosa, the 11th generation head of Omotesenke and the other heads of the