Sen no Rikyu is credited with perfecting the Japanese tea ceremony. He infused his principles into the ritual and established the wabi-cha style. We meet a tea bowl maker whose family has produced the tea ware developed by Rikyu for over four hundred years. And a visit to the tiny tea house Rikyu designed provides insight into its psychological effect. We search for the truth about the renowned tea master who inspired rulers and placed an emphasis on spiritual connection.
Sen no Rikyu served as tea master to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the then-ruler of Japan.
We meet a tea bowl maker whose ancestor created a tea bowl with Rikyu and learn about the family's unique tradition.
What was Rikyu's design in creating such a small tea house?