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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 027, Dr. Rebecca Corbett (University of Southern California) Corbett, Rebecca; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Corbett infuses tea into the history of the Meiji Restoration, noting links between tea practice and the cultivation of femininity in the Edo and Meiji periods. We discuss changes in tea practice over the Edo and Meiji periods, the association of tea with Japanese “tradition,” and dilute essentialist ideas of the “Japanese-ness” of tea ceremony.

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