In this section the background to the study is presented. In section 1.11, the
multi-faceted identity of Hosokawa Tadaoki as a tea-master, military and
aristocratic figure is discussed. Following in section 1.12, the Shǀkǀ-ken teahouse and other instances of Hosokawa Sansai’s tea architecture are presented.
Finally in section 1.13, a textural resource of representative descriptions of