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Enshuryu-Endorsed Marukyu-Koyamaen Matcha

The founder of the Enshu school, Lord Kobori Enshu(1579-1647), was a feudal lord, tea master, architect, and garden designer of the early 17th century. Enshu learned sado from his youth under Furuta Oribe, who was considered the greatest tea master after Rikyu. Enshu served as an instructor of sado for Tokugawa Shogunate, feudal lords, and court nobles. He originated a new style of tea ceremony called “kirei sabi.” The style is a mixture of the gracefulness of the 17th century feudal period with the spirit of aesthetic simplicity (called wabi-sabi) established by Rikyu.

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