The Book of Tea

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Kessinger Publishing, Feb 1, 2003 - Cooking - 172 pages
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1906. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It is essentially a worship of the imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we call life. Contents: cup of humanity; schools of tea; Taoism and Zennism; tea room; art appreciation; flowers; tea masters.

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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura gave a history of tea and the Asian philosophy of tea. It is important to note that the author died in 1913 before major world events and that his ideas reflect an ... Read full review

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“Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social ... Read full review

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Okakura (1863-1913) was an administrator and scholar who had a profound effect on art and aesthetics both in Japan and the West. He helped found an arts college and in 1904 became an assistant curator at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Through his writings, Okakura was able to permanently affect the way the West viewed Japan and Asia.

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