"Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others." -- Kakuzo Okakura
First published in 1906 as 'The Book of Tea,' it has since been republished many times.
In this book, Kakuzo Okakura discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life.
He introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life.
The book emphasizes 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.
Includes sections on:
- The Cup of Humanity
- The Schools of Tea.
- Taoism and Zen
- The Tea-Room
- Art Appreciation
A wonderful, well-written book and a must-have for lovers of eastern thought!
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