The Book of Tea

Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms.

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 142901279X

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.

The Book of Tea

Tea is a work of art and needsa masterhandto bring out its noblest qualities.
Wehave good andbadtea,aswe have good and bad paintings—generally the
latter. There is no single recipe for making the perfect tea, as there are no rules
for ...

Author: Kakuzō Okakura

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465555625

Category: Japan

Page: 160

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The Book of Tea Illustrated

He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyū and his contribution to the Japanese tea ceremony.According to Tomonobu Imamichi, Heidegger's concept of Dasein in Sein und Zeit was inspired - ...

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 72

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Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzō argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. In the book, Kakuzō states that Teaism, in itself, is one of the profound universal remedies that two parties could sit down to. Kakuzō went on to mention that tea has been the subject of many historical events, such as peace treaties and the like. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyū and his contribution to the Japanese tea ceremony.According to Tomonobu Imamichi, Heidegger's concept of Dasein in Sein und Zeit was inspired - although Heidegger remained silent on this - by Okakura Kakuzō's concept of das-in-der-Welt-sein (being-in-the-worldness) expressed in The Book of Tea to describe Zhuangzi's philosophy, which Imamichi's professor Ito Kichinosuke had offered to Heidegger in 1919, after having followed private lessons with him the year before: [2]'Ito Kichinosuke, one of my teachers at university, studied in Germany in 1918 immediately after the First World War and hired Heidegger as a private tutor. Before moving back to Japan at the end of his studies, Professor Ito handed Heidegger a copy of Das Buch vom Tee, the German translation of Okakura Kakuzo's The Book of Tea, as a token of his appreciation. That was in 1919. Sein und Zeit (Being and Time) was published in 1927 and made Heidegger famous

The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea is a delightful cup of enlightenment from a man far ahead of his time. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection.

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722937515

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Page: 48

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The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura At the turn of the 20th century, in Boston, a small esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little known at the time, Kakuzo would emerge as one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, a genius who was insightful, witty and greatly responsible for bridging Western and Eastern cultures. Nearly a century later, Kakuzo's book of tea is still beloved the world over. The Book of Tea is a delightful cup of enlightenment from a man far ahead of his time. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Book of Tea Annotated

The Book of Tea (Cha no Hon) by Okakura Kakuzō[1] (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chadō (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life.

Author: Okakura Kakuzō

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Page: 72

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The Book of Tea (Cha no Hon) by Okakura Kakuzō[1] (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chadō (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life. Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzō argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. In the book, Kakuzō states that Teaism, in itself, is one of the profound universal remedies that two parties could sit down to. Kakuzō went on to mention that tea has been the subject of many historical events, such as peace treaties and the like. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyū and his contribution to the Japanese tea ceremony.

The Book of Tea

A beautiful narration on how tea became much more than just a casual beverage in Japanese culture.

Author: Kakuzo

Publisher: Readhowyouwant

ISBN: 9781425000264

Category: Cooking

Page: 72

View: 150

A beautiful narration on how tea became much more than just a casual beverage in Japanese culture. Author's informal style of narration takes us into the beauty of Japanese minds refined by tea traditon of Japan and the lure of Budhisim upon which the tea philosophy is based. It has served as a seminal cultural bridge to Asian life. An informative treat for tea drinkers!

The Book of Tea Annotated

The Book of Tea ( Cha no Hon) by Okakura Kakuzo (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chado (team) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life.

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

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Page: 72

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The Book of Tea ( Cha no Hon) by Okakura Kakuzo (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chado (team) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life.

The Book of Tea Classic Edition

We have good and bad tea, as we have good and bad paintings-generally the
latter. There is no single recipe; for making the perfect tea, as there are no rules
for producing a Titian or a Sesson. Each preparation of the leaves has its ...

Author: Okakura Kakuzo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290758X

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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Now available in a gorgeous hardcover slipcase edition, this "object d'art" will be sure to add grace and elegance to tea shelves, coffee tables and bookshelves. A keepsake enjoyed by tea lovers for over a hundred years, The Book of Tea Classic Edition will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the seemingly simple act of making and drinking tea. In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, a small, esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner, Boston's most famous socialite. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little known at the time, Kakuzo would emerge as one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, a genius who was insightful, witty—and greatly responsible for bridging Western and Eastern cultures. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was more than capable of expressing to Westerners the nuances of tea and the Japanese Tea Ceremony. In The Book of Tea Classic Edition he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that tea-induced simplicity affected the culture, art and architecture of Japan. Nearly a century later, Kakuzo's The Book of Tea Classic Edition is still beloved the world over, making it an essential part of any tea enthusiast's collection. Interwoven with a rich history of Japanese tea and its place in Japanese society is poignant commentary on Asian culture and our ongoing fascination with it, as well as illuminating essays on art, spirituality, poetry, and more. The Book of Tea Classic Edition is a delightful cup of enlightenment from a man far ahead of his time.

The Book of Tea

As Okakura recognized, however, the path through tea is a very good way of
reaching it. The idea that less is more, a notion that Okakura develops most
eloquently in The Book of Tea, has gained wide acceptance as having both
artistic and ...

Author: Okakura Kakuzo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462904394

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Written over a century ago when Japan was abandoning its rich traditions to embrace the hysteria of colonization, this classic written by Okakura Kakuzo helped preserve the masterpieces of Japanese art and culture by illuminating the spirit of the Japanese Tea Masters. The Book of Tea doesn't focus on the Tea Ceremony itself, but the Zen Buddhist thought behind it known as the Way of Tea or Chado. Kakuzo teaches us to listen to the language of flowers as well as the language of art. His considerable charm is as apparent today as it was one hundred years ago as he introduces us to the aesthetic and culture of Japan. This edition has a new foreword by Andrew Juniper who runs the Wabi-Sabi Art Gallery in West Sussex, England and an introduction by Liza Dalby, the first American woman to be fully trained as a geisha in the 70's.




The Book of Tea Annotated

The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzō (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chadō (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life.

Author: Kakuzo

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Page: 72

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The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzō (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chadō (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life.

The Book of Tea

Traces the history, myth and rituals of tea growing and tea drinking from the tea gardens of Burma to the tea rooms of London.

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 831

Traces the history, myth and rituals of tea growing and tea drinking from the tea gardens of Burma to the tea rooms of London. A beautifully illustrated and designed volume, with its exceptional selection of archival and contemporary documents, makes a delightful contribution to our understanding of the culture and traditions surrounding one of the world's most popular and extraordinary beverages.

The Book of Tea and Herbs

A practical and entertaining guide to tea and herbs, filled with fascinating facts and lore on the history of tea, the culture surrounding it, and the many ways the leaf can be enjoyed.

Author:

Publisher: Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781564265708

Category: Cooking

Page: 157

View: 280

A practical and entertaining guide to tea and herbs, filled with fascinating facts and lore on the history of tea, the culture surrounding it, and the many ways the leaf can be enjoyed. Cleverly packaged as a reprint of a long-lost early document written by the Republic's Minister of Leaves. 60 line drawings.

The Book of Tea

This is a book about tea but not as you’ve ever seen before.

Author: Louise Cheadle

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1910254738

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 901

This is a book about tea but not as you’ve ever seen before. It takes the core information about tea but presents it in a highly original and entertaining way. It uses infographics and illustrations to convey facts and figures as well as other informative content. With five parts, the book starts off with a celebration of tea-drinking around the world: from drinking masala chai in tea shacks in India or from a samovar in Russia, to the dramatic pouring of Moroccan mint tea and the brewing of a salty butter tea in Tibet. Part two is an illustrated timeline that takes you through the history of tea in a humorous and engaging way. Part three – From Plant to Pot – explains in a simple but informative way the origins of different teas, where they come from and how they are processed. Take a visual journey, with the tea leaf, and see what happens during the processing business as well as learning about the different types of tea and what each needs to bring out its very best in terms of taste. It’s here, too, that we meet the people behind the tea estates that teapigs deal with. Part four explains everything you ever wanted to know about drinking tea. Should you slurp or sip your tea? Follow in the steps of a tea taster and learn how to taste like a pro. Is a cup or a bowl best for drinking tea? The book takes a look at all kinds of drinking vessels from across the globe. To dunk or not to dunk – that is the question? Teapigs subscribers give their top 10 biscuits to dip in a cup of tea, does your favourite biscuit feature? And how can tea influence your mood? The fun but informative mood-o-meter shows you how to pick the right tea to cheer you up or calm you down. Plus, discover a whole tea chest of health-related benefits. The last part of the book is packed with 30 or so recipes, offering inspiration for using tea in cooking or partnering recipes with the best teas.

The Little Black Book of Tea

Steep yourself in this Little Black Book of Tea: The Essential Guide to All Things Tea, offering a brisk, full-bodied look at tea varieties and grades, teas of the world, and brewing basics, with recipes for tea drinks and accompaniments.

Author: Mike Heneberry

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781441300379

Category: Cooking

Page:

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What's hot? It's tea, in all its delicious and dizzying varieties! Steep yourself in this Little Black Book of Tea: The Essential Guide to All Things Tea, offering a brisk, full-bodied look at tea varieties and grades, teas of the world, and brewing basics, with recipes for tea drinks and accompaniments. A book for any tea aficionado!

The Book of Tea Coffee

Enlivened with quotations from some of our b est-known poets and writers, The Book of Tea and Coffee reco unts the history of the two beverages, and offers advice on appreciating the different blends on offer. '

Author: Sarah Jane Evans

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 9781862052017

Category: Cooking

Page: 88

View: 817

Enlivened with quotations from some of our b est-known poets and writers, The Book of Tea and Coffee reco unts the history of the two beverages, and offers advice on appreciating the different blends on offer. '

The Book of Tea

Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. "Provocative and entertaining, this edition is particularly pleasing in format." — Guide to Asia Paperbacks.

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486200705

Category: Philosophy

Page: 76

View: 856

Minor classic of the Orient. Perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. Introduction, notes by E. F. Bleiler. "Provocative and entertaining, this edition is particularly pleasing in format." — Guide to Asia Paperbacks.