CHADO – The Beauty of Japanese Tea Ceremony

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

9 October 202210:00 HKT

Hong Kong

CHADO – The Beauty of Japanese Tea Ceremony

CHADO – The Beauty of Japanese Tea Ceremony

CHADO – The Beauty of Japanese Tea Ceremony

CHADO – The Beauty of Japanese Tea Ceremony presents our first Japanese tea-themed online auction (9-18 October 2022), exploring the development of the Japanese tea drinking culture, from its evolution to unique cultural innovation, and later integration into the modern society.


Chadō, literally ‘the way of tea’, is one of the most iconic traditions in the Japanese cultural heritage. The ceremonial preparation and appreciation of matcha (powdered green tea) was first introduced into the country by the Song tradition of tea whisking in China. In contrary to their predecessors who later favoured the steeping of loose-leaf teas as the main stream of tea drinking, the Japanese continued to embrace the matcha tradition and further transcended their ceremonial tea ritual to bridge philosophies of inner spiritual development and concepts of harmony. The tradition of kaiseki cuisine and introduction of confectionary wagashi were also avant-garde adaptions unique to the Japanese culture.


This auction encompasses an array of tea wares and utensils related to this historical development of Japanese tea-drinking culture, featuring Chinese Song ceramics, Korean ceramics and potteries by contemporary Japanese masters. Among the two Asian private collections of Song ceramics presented in the sale, highlights include a rare Yulinting silver-painted and inscribed black-glazed temmoku bowl, a russet-splashed black-glazed 'partridge feather' bowl and a marbled clay dish from the Northern Song dynasty. The sale also features beautiful masterworks by contemporary Japanese potters and painters.


「恬靜閑寂 – 日本茶道美學」網上專場拍賣將於2022年10月9至18日舉行,窺探日本茶道文化之起源與發展。


茶道,乃日本重要文化精髓。日本抹茶道深受中國宋代鬥茶文化影響,及後經歷自身文化蛻變,發展成獨特的生活哲學與美學。日本茶道與飲食文化——如名聞遐邇的懷石料理及和菓子,更是不可分割,極為講究。


本場拍賣涵蓋廣泛,包括中國宋瓷、高麗瓷器、日本現當代大師之陶藝及書畫精品。當中欣呈兩個亞洲私人珍蓄,其中領銜精品包括南宋遇林亭窰黑釉銀彩茶盞、北宋鷓鴣斑斗笠盞及絞胎盤。


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+852 2524 8121


For all sale enquiries please contact:


Vivian Tong | Vivian.Tong@sothebys.com | +852 2822 9027

Deputy Director, Head of Mid-Season Sales, Chinese Works of Art

Sale number

HK1233