Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sengoku Matcha

Believe or not, Sengoku matcha is out on the market now for you matcha lovers out there.

Nobunaga was quite fond of the tea ceremony and his most famous one was held in October 1575.  The chakai was held at Kyoto's Myokakuji and the master of the tea ceremony was Sen no Rikyu.  The tea ceremony was used by Nobunaga to make back door deals with the merchants of Sakai and Kyoto in order to get his hands on guns and gunpowder.   Kind of like golf today being played by judges and lawyers.

Nobunaga no tame!


D_A Renoir said...

For real? Nobunaga had a tea ceremony to make deals? Wow, did not know that.

Was this in Shinchoukoki or is it from another spurce?

otsuke said...

The Shincho-Ko ki has a lot of stories on tea. You have to remember that Sakai was very similar to Wall Street back then. Also Sakai was a gun factory hub as well.

D_A Renoir said...

Can you tell me the exact place to read about this story?

otsuke said...

Look at page 243 in the English version of the Shincho-Ko ki.