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    “Chabana (literally “tea flowers”) is a generic term for the arrangement of flowers put together for display at a Japanese tea ceremony, and also for the wide variety of plants conventionally considered as appropriate material for such use, as witnessed by the existence of such encyclopedic publications as the Genshoku Chabana Daijiten [All-color encyclopedia of chabana]. The method of arranging the flowers is according to the nageire, or thrown in, style of flower arranging. In turn, nageire is recognized as a certain stylistic category of Kadō, the Japanese “Way of Flowers”. These all developed from ikebana, which had its origin in early Buddhist flower offerings (kuge). Chabana, however, refers specifically to the flower display in the room or space for chadō, and though it fundamentally is a form of ikebana, it comprises a genre unto its own.”

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    Chanoyu Quarterly: Tea and the Arts of Japan [No. 21]. Published by the Urasenke Foundation in Kyoto, Japan and Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii in Honolulu. 1978. 8vo in wraps with gray lettering as issued. Complete with slightly worn obi (please see photo). 80 pp. 7 color plates, many b/w illustrations.…