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The Book of Tea - Kakuzō Okakura
The Book of Tea
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The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo links the role of tea (Teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life and life in general. Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in this English edition and is one of the great English Tea classics. Okakura had been taught... show more
The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo links the role of tea (Teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life and life in general. Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in this English edition and is one of the great English Tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the wonderful secular aspects of tea and life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781466399822 (1466399821)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
Category:
Essays
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Bookkitten
Bookkitten rated it
A good book about the history of tea.
The Girl who Reads
The Girl who Reads rated it
3.0 The Book of Tea
I started reading this book as I'd read somewhere that this is one of the greatest tea classics of all times, not that I knew what a TEA CLASSIC is. In the Indian society, it is a cultural norm to offer tea to guests and visitors. It is quite a tradition that is being followed since ages. So when I ...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it
5.0
This book was just wonderful. It discusses the history of teaism in Asia (mainly Japan but also China). It’s written in a very poetic and philosophical manner. Not only does the book talk about tea, it also talks about how tea has influenced Japanese culture, especially Japanese cuisine, clothing, l...
The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it
4.0 The Book of Tea
Great introductory book into the "art of tea" from an Asian perspective.
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