The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

July 26, 2017 - Comment

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura Related posts: The Book of Tea: Okakura Kakuzo The Book of Tea (1906). By: Okakura Kakuzo: The Book of Tea ( Cha no Hon?) by Okakura Kakuzo (1906) is a long essay linking the role of tea (teaism) … and cultural aspects of Japanese life. The Book of

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Jacob says:

Philosophy of Tea This books is a quick and informative introduction to the philosophy underpinnig “Teaism”. The book outlines how tea masters tried to live their lives according to the simple grace of the Japanese tea ceremony.For those looking for detailed instructions on conducting a tea ceremony, look elsewhere. But for those who want a handbook on a way of life, read further

chainstrainer says:

Remains the classic introduction to Chado Okakura’s book is a timeless dissertation on both the nature of tea and of Japanese culture that adapted it from earlier origins in China, transforming the simple act of making and serving a humble beverage into a quintessential microcosm of the Japanese traditional art of living. Though written for the edification of Westerners in another age, the author’s wonderfully crafted prose still convincingly conveys the significance of green tea in a manner that doesn’t require you to become a Zen…

M. DeKalb says:

Philosophy, Life, Art, Flowers, Architecture, This Moment… and Tea. Appreciation. Published in 1906, Okakura’s ‘Book of Tea’ espouses that tea is the foundation for a system of life, a philosophy, and it’s associated benefits all conspire to bring together that which is fundamental, holistically and spiritually. From Taoist and Zen upbringings, Teaism (not a typo!) comes with an admixture of the two as a world-philosophy, disposition and mindset. Being in the here and now and as Okakura writes: ‘The whole ideal of Teaism is a result of this Zen conception of greatness in the…

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