Chajin

Senso

4th Generation Sensô Soshitsu (1622-97) 仙叟 宗室 Hororisai 朧月斎 Sensô Soshitsu was known as Chôkichirô during his childhood years. At first he studied medicine under Gentaku,…

Saisaisai

7th generation Chikusō Sōshitsu (1709-33) 竺叟 宗室 Saisaisai 最々斎 Second son of Omotesenke’s Iemoto, Gensô, was adopted by Rikkansai that probably intended for him to…

Takeno Jōō

Takeno Jo-o (1502-1555) studied Zen Buddhisms under Sosen and Dairin Sōtō (1480-1568) of Daitoku-ji Rinzai Zen head monastery. He learned tea from Souchin a disciple…

Yugensai

8th generation Urasenke grand tea master (O-iemoto) Ittō Sōshitsu (1719-71) 一燈 宗室 Yūgensai 又玄斎 When his older brother Saisaisai died without a heir Ittō became…

Furuta Oribe

  Background Furuta Oribe (1544-1615) was a warrior that eventually became a chajin. Some sources have his father as beeing among Hideyoshi’s cultural retainers, however…

Fukyusai

5th generation Jōsō Sōshitsu (1673-1704) 常叟 宗室 Fukyūsai 不休斎 The only child born to Sensô.When his father passed away he took his place with the…

Fukensai

9th generation Sekiō Sōshitsu (1746-1801) 石翁 宗室 Fukensai 不見斎 Started using hte nam Genshitsu at age 11 or 12. This is know from the 100th…

Ennosai

Ennosai Tetchu (1872 – 1924 ) 圓能斎. Personal name: Tetchū Sōshitsu (1872-1924) 鉄中 宗室 During the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) many men died. Oiemoto of the…

Eisai Zenji

Eisai Zenji (1141-1215) was the head abbot of Kozan-ji. He brought back from china tea leaves, utensils and procedure for making the. When he founded…

Drew Hanson

Name: Drew Hanson Location: Columbus, New Jersey USA Education: B.S. (English) Southern Connecticut State University M.A. (Theatre) The Pennsylvania State University Ph.D. (American Literature) The…

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