A.L. Sadler was Professor of Oriental Studies at the
University of Sydney for twenty-six years as well as Professor of
Japanese at the Royal Military College of Australia. Among his
works are Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu, A Short History
of Japanese Architecture, A Short History of Japan, The Ten Foot
Square Hut, and Tales of the Heike.
Laura C. Martin is an award-winning author who has studied the complexities of plants for decades. She served as the garden editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Georgia magazine and has written for publications ranging from American Horticulturist to Better Homes & Gardens. She is the author of A History of Tea: The Life and Times of the World's Favorite Beverage.
"This classic text, first published in 1933, takes one on a journey
through time, space and mindfulness. It gives deep insights into
how the art of tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu in Japanese, 'hot
water for tea'), is not merely about its practical aspects-tea
rooms, utensils or gardens-but the arrangement of these various
essential components within a space where simplicity is embraced
and each movement is a conscious meditation of a calm mind, like a
Zen practice." -Kyoto Journal
"I am even more interested in the beautiful art of tea ceremonies now!" -Traveling Book Nerds