Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Chashitsu Rinkaku, Tsuruga jo












Chashitsu Rinkaku, is the house for the tea ceremony, in a great garden by the Tsuruga Castle. Hideyoshi Toyotomi ordered to chanoyu master Sen no Rikyu, to commit suicide in Kyoto. Then the lord of Aizuwakamatsu, Gamo Ujisato invited the son of Sen no Rikyu, Sen Shoan, to safety and to live under his protection. From his three sons originated the three main Chanoyu schools still alive in Japan. Shoan builded this chishaku by the Tsuruga Castle to honour Ujisato.