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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A classic book (the writing itself), a nice gift to accompany a tea assortment or tea service for those who love tea. 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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