The Book of Tea (Dodo Press)

The Book of Tea (Dodo Press)

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by Kakuzo Okakura
     
 

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Okakura Kakuzo (1863-1913), also known as Okakura Tenshin, was a Japanese scholar who contributed the development of arts in Japan. Outside Japan, he is chiefly remembered today as the author of The Book of Tea (1906) in which he introduces the term "Teaism" and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. He attended Tokyo Imperial…  See more details below

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Okakura Kakuzo (1863-1913), also known as Okakura Tenshin, was a Japanese scholar who contributed the development of arts in Japan. Outside Japan, he is chiefly remembered today as the author of The Book of Tea (1906) in which he introduces the term "Teaism" and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. He attended Tokyo Imperial University, where he first met and studied under Ernest Fenollosa. In 1890, Okakura was one of the principal founders of the first Japanese fine-arts academy, Tokyo bijutsu gakko (Tokyo School of Fine Arts). Later, he also founded Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Institute of Fine Arts). He wrote all of his main works in English. Okakura researched Japan's traditional art and travelled to Europe, the United States, China and India. He gave the world an image of Japan as a member of the East, in the face of a massive onslaught of Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406531855
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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