Sen no Rikyu was born in Sakai Imaichi Machi in 1522. He was the first son of Totoya, very rich fish market. When he was 17 years old, he joined the tea school of Takeno Joou, and created his own style of tea called "Wabi Tea." He contacted Oda Nobunaga as tea consultant and instructor. Later, he became private tea master of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He became the most powerful tea master in Japan. However, he made Hideyoshi so upset once, and he was ordered to commit Seppuku.
There is a well that remains original.