|In Heian-era(794-1191), "Suki"
means a disposition inclined to refined pursuits
or sensual pleasures.
In Kamakura-era(1200-1336), being distinguished
from sensual pleasures, "Suki"
mostly stands for the pursuits of elegance
in the art of tanka poetry.
In the middle of 15th century, people customary
say, "Cha(tea)-Suki" against to
"Uta(tanka poetry)-Suki". Then,
in the beginning of 16th century, the word
"Suki" was actually going to be
taken as the art of ceremonial tea-making
This ceremonial tea-making style was to be
differentiated from the similar one which
was decoratively made in Higashiyama Palace,
which was actually taken as "Wabi-cha"(sober
refinement tea ceremonial style). Then, since
Genroku period(1688-1704), "Suki"
pursuits has been exactly named "Sa-do",
the art of ceremonial tea-making.