The Book of Tea
By (author) Kakuzo Okakura
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Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
Book DescriptionTea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism--Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781595478641
(229mm x 152mm x 3mm)
Imprint: NuVision Publications
Publisher: NuVision Publications
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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