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Castile, Rand, The Way of Tea. Weatherhill, New York and Tokyo, 1971. ISBN. 0834800594

Castile, Rand (ed), Chanoyu: Japanese Tea Ceremony. Japan House Gallery/Weatherhill, New York and  Tokyo, 1979

Faulkner, Rupert (ed), Tea: East & West. V&A Publications, London, 2003. ISBN. 1851773983

Faulkner, Rupert  Japanese Tea Ceramics in the V&A: Acquisitions of 1877.  V&A Album 4, 1985, pp.284-288

Graham, Patricia J., Tea of the Sages: The Art of Sencha. University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1998. ISBN. 0824820878

Guth, Christine M.E.,  Art, Tea and Industry; Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui Circle. Princeton University Press, 1993. ISBN. 0691032068

Hayashiya, S. & T. & Nakamura, M., Japanese Arts and the Tea Ceremony. Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art No.15.  Weatherhill/Heibonsha, New York and Tokyo,  1974

Lee, Sherman E., Tea Taste in Japanese Art. Asia House Gallery, New York, 1963

Pitelka, Morgan, Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History and Practice. Routledge Curzon, London, 2003. ISBN. 0415296870

Sadler, A.L., Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony. Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, 1962

Sen, Soshitsu, The Japanese Way of Tea: From its Origins in China to Sen Rikyu. University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1998

Varley, Paul & Kumakura, Isao, Tea in Japan: Essays on the History of Chanoyu. University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1984

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Tea: East and West

Tea: East and West

This evocatively illustrated book tells the story of tea around the world, and celebrates its contribution, past and present, to civilized existence. …

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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Event - What a Shoe Says! - Tour 1

Wed 09 September 2015 11:00–12:30

Who wore the long pointed shoe? Why did the chopine shoe cause such a stir? Who set the fashion for red heels? And what defines a slap sole shoe? Moving towards the modern day, Members will discover how industrialisation gave birth to massproduced footwear.

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