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Name:Furuta Oribe (1544-1615) 
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CountryJAPAN 
Added to JGarden11/11/2001 
Last Updated11/11/2001 
DescriptionOribe was one of the early tea masters. He was important in transforming conventional etiquette into something unique and innovative. He contributed a great deal to the development of the tea-house (chashitsu) and tea garden (chatei or roji) including the use of stone lanterns and water basins. He committed ritual suicide at the orders of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu on June 11, 1615. 







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