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This modern classic invites the reader to discover a unique tradition that has come to symbolize the wisdom, beauty, and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates the Way of Tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in the Zen discipline known as the Japanese tea ceremony–an enchanting practice bringing together such arts as architecture, pottery, and flower arranging to create an experience that delights the senses, calms the mind, and refreshes the spirit. Tea was first used as a medicine and an alchemical elixir by the ancient Chinese Taoists, who praised its spiritual powers. Buddhist monks made drinking tea part of a tradition honoring the founder of Zen; this ritual was later refined in the performance of the Japanese tea ceremony as a meditative practice. The Book of Tea describes the rich aesthetic of Asian culture through the history, philosophy, and practice of brewing and drinking tea.

This edition contains an introduction by Sam Hamill that provides historical insight into the significance of the tea ceremony within Zen Buddhism.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The Book of Tea has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1906. This modern classic celebrates the culture of tea as a potent symbol of the simplicity and serenity of the Asian aesthetic. Tea was first used as a medicine and an alchemical elixir by the ancient Chinese Taoists, who praised its spiritual powers. Buddhist monks made drinking tea part of a sacrament honoring the founder of Zen; this ritual later culminated in the perfection of the Japanese tea ceremony. The Book of Tea describes the rich aesthetic of Asian culture through the history, philosophy, and practice of tea.

Synopsis:

This title invites the reader to discover a tradition that symbolizes wisdom, beauty and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in Zen discipline - the Japanese tea ceremony.

Synopsis:

This modern classic invites the reader to discover a unique tradition that has come to symbolize wisdom, beauty, and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates the Way of Tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in the Zen discipline known as the Japanese tea ceremony—an enchanting practice bringing together such arts as architecture, pottery, and flower arranging to create an experience that delights the senses, calms the mind, and refreshes the spirit.

Combining the rich aesthetic of Asian culture through the history, philosophy, and practice of tea, The Book of Tea has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1906.

About the Author

Kakuzo Okakura (1863–1919)—scholar, well-known art critic, and curator of the Chinese and Japanese art collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts—devoted his life to the preservation and reawakening of traditional Japanese culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570628283
Introduction:
Hamill, Sam
Author:
Hamill, Sam
Author:
Okakura, Kakuzo
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japanese tea ceremony
Subject:
Eastern
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Classics
Series Volume:
107-361
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 COLOR PHOTOS AND 5 BLACK- AND-WHITE LI
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.9 x .5 in .45 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Book of Tea has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1906. This modern classic celebrates the culture of tea as a potent symbol of the simplicity and serenity of the Asian aesthetic. Tea was first used as a medicine and an alchemical elixir by the ancient Chinese Taoists, who praised its spiritual powers. Buddhist monks made drinking tea part of a sacrament honoring the founder of Zen; this ritual later culminated in the perfection of the Japanese tea ceremony. The Book of Tea describes the rich aesthetic of Asian culture through the history, philosophy, and practice of tea.
"Synopsis" by , This title invites the reader to discover a tradition that symbolizes wisdom, beauty and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in Zen discipline - the Japanese tea ceremony.
"Synopsis" by , This modern classic invites the reader to discover a unique tradition that has come to symbolize wisdom, beauty, and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates the Way of Tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in the Zen discipline known as the Japanese tea ceremony—an enchanting practice bringing together such arts as architecture, pottery, and flower arranging to create an experience that delights the senses, calms the mind, and refreshes the spirit.

Combining the rich aesthetic of Asian culture through the history, philosophy, and practice of tea, The Book of Tea has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1906.

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