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Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.

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Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, "The Book of Tea" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.

About the Author

Okakura (1863-1913) was an administrator and scholar who had a profound effect on art and aesthetics both in Japan and the West. He helped found an arts college and in 1904 became an assistant curator at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Through his writings, Okakura was able to permanently affect the way the West viewed Japan and Asia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429012799
Author:
Okakura, Kakuzo
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Beverages - Coffee & Tea
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Coffee & Tea
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cooking in America
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.39 in 0.58 lb

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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Tea and Coffee
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History and Social Science » World History » Japan

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Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, "The Book of Tea" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.
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