Suigetsu (Intoxicated by the Moon)

Sen no Rikyu was the founder of the Japanese tea ceremony. The rules and practices he established were considered so perfect that they are still followed. The school of tea he established still flourishes today as the “Urasenke” School of Tea.

  • Muromachi period (1392-1573), About 1570
  • (image) 9 x 16 in. (22.9 x 40.6 cm)
  • 1997.25
  • Gift of Mr. Kazunori Tago to the People of Alabama
  • From Mr. Tago's teacher Mr. Tago to Birmingham Museum of Art