Chado The Way of Tea: A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac is a translation of the Japanese classic Sado-saijiki, first published in 1960. Covering tea-related events in Japan throughout the year, Sasaki provides vignettes of festivals and formal occasions, and as well as the traditional contemplative poetry that is a part of the tea ceremony.
"Sasaki Sanmi" was born in 1893 in Kyoto. He founded Sado Bunka-kai, a cultural association for tea. He was later appointed a companion of Tantansai, then Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke lineage.