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"A seminal guide to Asian life and thought. . . . Very highly recommended."- Midwest Book Review The classic 1906 essay on tea drinking, its history, aesthetics, and deep connection to Japanese culture. Kakuzo Okakura felt "Teaism" could influence the world: "Tea with us becomes more than an…read more

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Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. "Provocative and entertaining, this edition is particularly pleasing in format." —…read more

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“A seminal guide to Asian life and thought. . . . Very highly recommended.”— Midwest Book Review The classic 1906 essay on tea drinking, its history, aesthetics, and deep connection to Japanese culture. Kakuzo Okakura felt “Teaism” could influence the world: “Tea with us becomes more than an…read more

The Book of Tea

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December 15, 2014

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Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English 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,…read more

The Book of Tea

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October 17, 2014

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Read a fascinating portrayal of Japanese culture, thought and life. Japanese author Okakura Kakuzo, who learned to speak English at an early age, provides a thoughtful portrayal of Japanese “Teaism” in the context of Zen, Taoism, and art. The Book of Tea is a guide to a simplicity and fulfillment…read more

The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura|

September 16, 2010

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The tea ceremony affects nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. This is a hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book that introduced Western audiences to the ancient tradition. First published in 1906, it traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen…read more

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Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism - Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among…read more

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally…read more

The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura|

October 15, 2013

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This modern classic invites the reader to discover a unique tradition that has come to symbolize wisdom, beauty, and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates the Way of Tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in the Zen discipline known as the…read more

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This book, from the series Primary Sources: Historical Books of the World (Asia and Far East Collection), represents an important historical artifact on Asian history and culture. Its contents come from the legions of academic literature and research on the subject produced over the last several…read more

Le Livre du thé

by Kakuzo Okakura|

February 12, 2015

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Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Kakuzo Okakura. Fort de sa connaissance approfondie des cultures occidentale et orientale, Okakura Kakuzo (1862-1913) -- que l'on considère aujourd'hui à la fois comme un modernisateur de l'esthétique japonaise et comme l'un des grands protecteurs de…read more