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 of Murata Shukou.

Jōō was the first to use the wabi to describe tea ascetic.

Sen Rikyu was his most outstanding disciple.

Jōō Introduced many new utensils into tea, the bamboo futaoki, plain wood well bucket, and fukurodana are some of them.

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