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The book of tea

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Kakuzo Okakura, who was known in America as a scholar, art critic, and Curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, directed almost his entire adult life toward the preservation and reawakening of the Japanese national heritage -- in art, ethics, social customs, and other areas of life -- in the face of the Westernizing influences that were revolutionizing Japan around the turn of the century. This modern classic is essentially an apology for Eastern traditions and feelings to the Western world -- not in passionate, oversentimental terms, but with a charm and underlying toughness which clearly indicate some of the enduring differences between the Eastern and Western mind. Okakura exhibits the distinctive "personality" of the East through the philosophy of Teaism and the ancient Japanese tea ceremony. This ceremony is particularly revelatory of a conservative strain in Japanese culture; its ideals of aesthetic tranquility and submission to the ways of the past find no parallel in the major cultural motifs of the West. Not only does he discuss the tea ceremony and its rigid formalities, and the cult and patterns of belief surrounding tea and tea-drinking, but Okakura also considers religious influences, origins, and history, and goes into the importance of flowers and floral arrangements in Japanese life -- their proper appreciation and cultivation, great tea-masters of the past, the tea-room with its air of serenity and purity, and the aesthetic and quasi-religious values pervading all these activities and attitudes. Okakura's English style was graceful, yet exceptionally clear and precise, and this book is one of the most delightful essay-volumes to the English language. It has introduced hundreds of thousands of American readers to Japanese thinking and traditions. This new, corrected edition, complete with an illuminating preliminary essay on Okakura's life and work, will provide an engrossing account for anyone interested in the current and central themes of Oriental life.
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display_descriptionNow available in a gorgeous hardcover slipcase edition, this "object d'art" will be sure to add grace and elegance to tea shelves, coffee tables and bookshelves. In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, a small, esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner, Boston's most famous socialite. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little known at the time, Kakuzo would emerge as one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, a genius who was insightful, witty-and greatly responsible for bridging Western and Eastern cultures. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was more than capable of expressing to Westerners the nuances of tea and the Japanese Tea Ceremony. In The Book of Tea Classic Edition he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. A keepsake enjoyed by tea lovers for over a hundred years, it will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the seemingly simple act of making and drinking tea.
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Japan -- Social life and customs
Japanese tea ceremony
Okakura, Kakuzō, -- 1862-1913
Tea
Tea -- Japan
Tea -- Social life and customs
Tea ceremony
title_displayThe book of tea
title_fullBook of Tea [electronic resource] Okakura, Kakuzo.
The Book of Tea [electronic resource] Okakura, Kakuzō, 1862-1913.
The book of tea / Kakuzo Okakura
The book of tea / by Kakuazo Okakura ; with foreword & biographical Sketch by Elise Grilli
The book of tea [electronic resource] / Kakuzo Okakura
The book of tea [electronic resource] / Okakura Kakuzo
The book of tea [electronic resource] / Okakura Kakuzo ; Lisa Dalby, introduction ; Daniel Proctor, photography
The book of tea [electronic resource] / Okakura Kakuzo ; introduction, Liza Dalby ; photography, Daniel Proctor
The book of tea [electronic resource] Okakura, Kakuzō, 1862-1913.
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Japanese tea ceremony
Okakura, Kakuzō
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Tea
Tea ceremony