The Book of Tea [NOOK Book]

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Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is accessibile to Western audiences because Kakuzo was taught at a young age to speak English; and spoke it all his life, becoming proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western Mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. The book emphasises how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, ...
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The Book of Tea

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Overview

Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is accessibile to Western audiences because Kakuzo was taught at a young age to speak English; and spoke it all his life, becoming proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western Mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. The book emphasises how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012352798
  • Publisher: MEPABB
  • Publication date: 4/3/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 102 KB

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

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    Its more about a way of looking a life

    This is not a book about tea. It is more about the history of teaism, an ancient philosophy, and the author's thoughts about how it compares to current ways of living. He does view western ways critically. However, i enjoy learning about others varying beliefs and cultures. You will also learn some asian history, again, as presented through the understanding and views of the author. I did learn some history of how tea was presented. I would reccomend if you enjoy tea and would like a light read on teaism. Cheers

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    Poetically Written

    Kakuzo Okakura indeed has a way with words. The Book of Tea originallly written as an essay is penned in the most poetic fashion. It is truly and excellent read. Enjoy!!

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