沖縄における茶文化調査の概要と今後の課題 A survey of tea culture in Okinawa and further issues
This report shows the summary of the field survey on tea culture in Okinawa island conducted as part of the collaborative research by the young members of our institute. In pre-modern age, a series of islands including Okinawa island, so-called Ryukyu Arc, had undergone a historical transition different from the areas of Kagoshima and northward in Japan. In the process of adoption of tea culture, Ryukyu Arc showed its individual development while it is affected by Japan and China as a peripheral area of both sides. The tea culture of Okinawa contains Japanese elements, such as tea ceremony (Chanoyu) culture and Furi-Cha culture remaining as Buku-buku tea, and Chinese elements, such as massive import and consumption of Chinese tea from early modern age to modern age. It is indicated by the historical accumulation, so it can be an attractive subject in considering cultural interaction.
東アジア文化交渉研究 2, 289-311, 2009-03-31