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Find A Grave - Juko-in Temple (sub-temple of Daitoku-ji temple)
Rikyu, Sen no b. 1522 d. April 21, 1591 Great tea master. Rikyo perfected the art of the tea ceremony during the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1576-1603). Born in Sakai, Osaka, Rikyo studied the art of the tea ceremony under Kitamuki Dochin and Take no Jo-o. He then served Nobunaga Oda and Hideyoshi Toyotomi. He performed the tea ceremony at court when Toyotomi was given an audience by the Emperor Ogimachi. At this time, Rikyu was granted the title of "Koji" by the emperor. He officiated the grand tea ceremony held in Kitano, Kyoto, under...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Cause of death: ritual suicide Juko-in Temple (sub-temple of Daitoku-ji temple), Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan