Catholic Mass Influence on Japanese Tea Ceremony.

It's been said that in perfecting the tea ceremony [Sen no] Rikyu was influenced by the Catholic Mass, an assertion that at first seems ridiculous given the ceremony's quintessential Japaneseness. …
Natuerlich ist hier von der Alten Messe die Rede, denn nur das Original kann inspirieren!

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