The Book of Tea
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing
Not actually about tea as much as it's about the way the tradition of the tea-house influenced the Japanese aesthetic. Interesting, touching - and not a terrible introduction to Zen, either. 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