Letter from Sen no Rikyū (Sōeki) (1521–1592) to Garakusai

Author: Sen no Rikyu (1521-1592)
Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, before 1586
Ink on paper; paulownia wood box
H x W (a-image): 14.2 × 60.6 cm (5 9/16 × 23 7/8 in)
Japan, Sakai
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Document


Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Around Chigusa: Tea and The Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan. Princeton, New Jersey. pp. 136-137, fig, 1.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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