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Bookmark the permalink. January 1, at pm. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I had read about Okakura and visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, but never realized the importance of the relationship between the two and how they embodied the bridge between East and West.
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Nor, until now, had I taken the time to read the entire book. Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others. Free Shipping! Offer valid in US only.
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More Info. The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo. Item Number: R. Dimensions: 0 x 0. Weight: 0. One of the classic books for any tea library is now illustrated and expanded for a modern tea audience by Bruce Richardson. Email a Friend. Great combo of the literature and traditional woodblock prints as illustration. A great book for anyone who enjoys learning more about the mingling of eastern and western cultures.
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This book was a gift, and it surprised me, you can't judge a book by it's cover! My niece enjoys tea and was delighted with this book. Around its account of the ceremony, The Book of Tea folds an explication of the philosophy, first Taoist, later Zen Buddhist, that informs its oblique celebration of simplicity and directness--what Okakura calls, in a telling phrase, "moral geometry.
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Its greatest practitioners have always been philosophers, but also artists, connoisseurs, collectors, gardeners, calligraphers, gourmets, flower arrangers. The greatest of them, Sen Rikyu, left a teasingly, maddeningly simple set of rules: Make a delicious bowl of tea; lay the charcoal so that it heats the water; arrange the flowers as they are in the field; in summer suggest coolness; in winter, warmth; do everything ahead of time; prepare for rain; and give those with whom you find yourself every consideration.
A disciple remarked that this seemed elementary. Rikyu replied, "Then if you can host a tea gathering without deviating from any of the rules I have just stated, I will become your disciple. Visit Seller's Storefront. A contract is formed between Blackwell Online and the customer only at the point that Blackwell Online sends a 'Despatched' e-mail for the customer order.
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