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The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan

Bodies Re-Presenting the Past

By Etsuko Kato

Routledge – 2004 – 240 pages

Series: Anthropology of Asia

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Description

The subject of the tea ceremony is well researched both in and outside of Japan, but the women who practice it are hardly ever discussed. The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan rectifies this by discussing the meaning of the Japanese tea ceremony for women practitioners in Japan from World War II to the present day. It examines how lay tea ceremony practitioners have been transforming this cultural activity while being, in turn, transformed by it.

Author Bio

Etsuko Kato is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the International Christian University, Tokyo.

Name: The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan: Bodies Re-Presenting the Past (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Etsuko Kato. The subject of the tea ceremony is well researched both in and outside of Japan, but the women who practice it are hardly ever discussed. The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan rectifies this by discussing the meaning of the...
Categories: Asian Studies, Japanese Culture & Society, Anthropology - Soc Sci