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: Soshitsu Sen XV, a retired grand master of the Urasenke School of Tea, explains the history, ceremony and spiritual philosophy of the tea ceremony. He spent his life travelling around the world after WWII, spreading peace through a cup of tea. He was born in 1923. (SÅshitsu is the name of the head, or iemoto, of the Urasenke School of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Sen is the family name and SÅshitsu is the hereditary name assumed by the successor upon becoming iemoto.) In this volume he describes how he mastered Chado, "The Way of Tea". This book was originally written by the 15th Grand Tea master in the lineage of Sen Rikyu (born in Japan 1522-1591) a Japanese tea master who perfected the tea ceremony and raised it to the level of an art.