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Sen no Rikyu
Birth: 1522
Death: Apr. 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 the sponsorship of Toyotomi. However, when Rikyu arranged for a statue of himself to be placed on the upper floor of the main gate of Daitoku-ji Temple, Toyotomi was angered and forced Rikyu to commit ritual suicide as a consequence. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 

Cause of death: ritual suicide
Juko-in Temple (sub-temple of Daitoku-ji temple)
Kyoto, Japan
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: May 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7470659
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Rest in peace, Great Tea Master!
- Fiope
 Added: Dec. 26, 2015
Ippuku sashiagemasu ♥
- Julia Milton
 Added: Dec. 14, 2014

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 Added: Nov. 30, 2014
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