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In this hardcover gift edition of a classic work, a renowned scholar explains some of the enduring differences between the Eastern and Western minds in terms of the ancient Japanese tea ceremony. Kakuzo Okakura discusses the ritual's formalities and beliefs as well as its origins and history, the importance of floral arrangement in Japanese life, and related aesthetic and religious values.

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Hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book that introduced Western audiences to the tea ceremony. It traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.

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Hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book that introduced Western audiences to the tea ceremony. It traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.

Table of Contents

The Cup of Humanity
Tea ennobled into Teaism, a religion of aestheticism, the adoration of the beautiful among everyday facts—Teaism developed among both nobles and peasants—The mutual misunderstanding of the New World and the Old—The Worship of Tea in the West—Early records of Tea in European writing—The Taoists version of the combat between Spirit and Matter—The modern struggle for wealth and power
 
The Schools of Tea
The three stages of the evolution of Tea—The Boiled Tea, the Whipped Tea, and the Steeped Tea, representative of the Tang, the Sung, and the Ming dynasties of China—Lu Wu, the first apostle of Tea—The Tea-ideals of the three dynasties—To the latter-day Chinese Tea is a delicious beverage, but not an ideal—In Japan Tea is a religion of the art of life
 
Taoism and Zennism
The connection of Zennism with Tea—Taoism, and its successor Zennism, represent the individualistic trend of the Southern Chinese mind—Taoism accepts the mundane and tries to find beauty in our world of woe and worry—Zennism emphasises the teachings of Taoism—Through consecrated meditation may be attained supreme self-realisation—Zennism, like Taoism, is the worship of Relativity—Ideal of Teaism a result of the Zen conception of greatness in the smallest incidents of life—Taoism furnished the basis for  aesthetic ideals, Zennism made them practical
 
The Tea-Room
The tea-room does not pretend to be other than a mere cottage—The simplicity and purism of the tea-room—Symbolism in the construction of the tea-room—The system of its decoration—A sanctuary from the vexations of the outer world
 
Art Appreciation
Sympathetic communion of minds necessary for art appreciation—The secret understanding between the master and ourselves—The value of suggestion—Art is of value only to the extent that it speaks to us—No real feeling in much of the apparent enthusiasm to-day—Confusion of art with archaeology—We are destroying art in destroying the beautiful in life
 
Flowers
Flowers our constant friends—The Master of Flowers—The waste of Flowers among Western communities—The art of floriculture in the East—The Tea-Masters and the Cult of Flowers—The Art of Flower Arrangement—The adoration of the Flower for its own sake—The Flower-Masters—Two main branches of the schools of Flower Arrangement, the Formalistic and the Naturalesque
 
Tea-Masters
Real appreciation of art only possible to those who make of it a living influence—Contributions of the Tea-Masters to art—Their influence on the conduct of life—The Last Tea of Rikyu Afterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486479149
Author:
Okakura, Kakuzo
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Introduction by:
Bleiler, Everett
Introduction:
Bleiler, Everett
Author:
Bleiler, Everett
Subject:
Buddhist
Subject:
Okakura
Subject:
Tea
Subject:
tea ceremony
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 in 0.54 lb

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Hardcover gift edition of the bestselling book that introduced Western audiences to the tea ceremony. It traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.
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