Koborienshu-ryu

16th Grand Master

 

16th Grand Master


It is my great honor and pleasure to announce that we finally have our official website thanks to Dōmonkai (Shōrai-kai), an association dedicated to supporting the Grand Master.   Our school of tea, Kobori Enshū ryū, was founded by Kobori Enshū, who succeeded and developed tea ceremony descended from Rikyū to Furuta Oribe, making it familiar to and rooted in the samurai class. Such a particular way of ceremony is called buke-cha. In addition, he deepened the aesthetic aspect of tea ceremony, absorbing miyabi, a Japanese way of perceiving elegance and grace, which he acquired through socializing and interacting with kugyō, high-ranking Japanese aristocrats who served for the Emperors. Maintaining grace and form without word choice such a time-honored tradition called kirei-sabi, we hope our school can enrich today’s society. We would be more than happy if this website could be beneficial to those interested in Japanese tradition and tea ceremony.