tea gardens of various periods beginning in the Momoyama
Permission required from Omote Senke to visit the gardens
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Omote Senke represents one of the lineages of tea ceremony and traces itself back to Sen no Rikyu (1520-1591). Rikyu's grandson, Sotan, divided the Sen house among three sons, each founding a school (Ura, Omote, Mushanokoji). The grounds of the Omote Senke school include several fine tea houses and gardens.