Senrikyu

1990 BQ1. Discovered 1990 Jan. 21 by A. Sugie at Taga.

Named in memory of Sen-no Rikyu (1522-1591), a celebrated Japanese tea master who perfected the tea ceremony and was the founder of Senke style during the Azuchi-Momoyama period. He was given an important position by both Oda-Nobunaga and Toyotomi-Hideyoshi, who were two of the greatest warriors in history. Rikyu was known as "the supreme tea master" and left his mark on the culture of the tea ceremony. (M 25653)

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