By Kaeko Chiba
This publication examines the advanced dating among classification and gender dynamics between tea rite (chad?) practitioners in Japan. concentrating on practitioners in a provincial urban, Akita, the e-book surveys the inflexible, hierarchical chad? procedure at grass roots point. Making severe use of Bourdieu’s notion of cultural capital, it explores a number of the meanings of chad? for Akita girls and argues that chad? has a cultural, monetary, social and symbolic price and is used as a device to enhance gender and sophistication equality. Chad? practitioners specialize in tea technique and similar facets of chad? resembling structure, flower arranging, gardening and pottery. at the beginning, purely males have been admitted to chad?; ladies have been admitted within the Meiji interval (1868-1912) and now signify the vast majority of practitioners. the writer - a chad? practitioner and descendant of chad? teachers - offers an intensive, sincere account of Akita girls according to large player remark and interviews. the place so much literature on Japan specializes in metropolitan centres reminiscent of Kitakyushu and Tokyo, this ebook is unique in either its topic and scope. additionally, as fiscal modifications among metropolitan and non-metropolitan parts became extra reported, it really is well timed to discover the explicit type and gender concerns affecting non-metropolitan women. This ebook contributes not just to the ethnographic literature on chad? and non-metropolitan girls in Japan, but additionally to the debates on learn technique and the theoretical dialogue of class.