iemoto

(from the article `Japan`) ...art 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

The word iemoto is also used to describe a system of familial generations in traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony (inc. sencha tea ceremony), ikebana, noh, calligraphy, traditional Japanese dance, traditional Japanese music, the Japanese art of incense appreciation (kōdō), and martial arts. Shogi and go once used the iemoto system as w...
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