(from the article `Japan`) of the tea ceremony came to be monopolized by the house heads of the various schools, fostering the development of the `profession` of tea ...
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Iemoto (家元; lit., "family foundation") is a Japanese term used to refer to the founder or current Head Master of a certain school of traditional Japanese art. It is used synonymously with the word sōke (宗家) when it refers to the family or house that the iemoto is head of and represents. The word iemoto is also used to describe a system ..
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