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The Book of Tea

Kakuzo Okakura - Author

Christopher Benfey - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780141191843 | 128 pages | 28 Dec 2010 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Zen and the art of tea-the classic book about the Japanese tea ceremony that is as much a guide to life.

Ritualized, romantic, and historically rich, the tea ceremony is the creation of something beautiful out of the everyday. Originally written in English more than a hundred years ago to be read aloud at Isabella Stewart Gardner's famous salon, The Book of Tea presents the meeting of East and West in a teacup. It explores Asian culture through the history and aestheticism-or "teaism"-of the tea ceremony and also suggests a deep connection between beauty and war, and between flowers and social mores. In its formality, attention to detail, and celebration of beauty and harmony, the tea ceremony encapsulates the Japanese view of life-in fact, the art of life.

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The Book of Tea


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