Book of Tea PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Book of Tea free pdf Written in English in 1906 (exactly 100 years ago), this seminal text on the meaning and practice of the tea ceremony was a pioneering effort in cultural bridge-building between East and West. Okakura perceived cha-no-yu - literally "Way of Tea" - as a form of spiritual culture: a discipline that transforms itself into an 'art of life' rooted in the religious values of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. It encompasses an appreciation of the most ordinary details of daily life, and at its core lies a moral geometry that keeps us mindful of our place in the greater scheme of the universe. "The Book of Tea" may have been written one hundred years ago, but it continues to resonate as deeply with readers today as it did when it was written.

About Kakuzo Okakura

KAKUZO OKAKURA was born in Yokohama in 1862. Son of a samurai family, he met the American professor of Philosophy and political economy Ernest Fenollosa(1853-1908) at Tokyo University, and later moved to Boston, Joining the artistic circle there. In 1905, he became adviser and later assistant curator to the Chinese and Japanese Department of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He wrote He wrote The Book of Tea in 1906, in English, and it has been continually in print ever since. Okakura died in 1913. HOUNSAI GENSHITSU SEN is a direct descendent of Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591), who established the foundations of chanoyu (tea ceremony) as they are still practiced today. As Grand Master of the Urasenke School he has traveled throughout the world to communicate these principles, and those of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility that they represent.

Details Book

Author : Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher : Kodansha International Ltd
Data Published : 07 February 2006
ISBN : 4770030142
EAN : 9784770030146
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 155 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Book of Tea

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • How the World Is Made free pdfHow the World Is Made

    Understanding the role of sacred geometry in cosmology and human affairs - Explains how ancient societies that grasped the timeless principles of sacred geometry were able to create flourishing societies - Illustrates the social and spiritual values in the natural progression of number - Contains more than 300 full-color drawings showing the interplay of number and sacred geometry Galileo described the universe as a large book written in the language of mathematics..

  • The Book of Tea free pdfThe 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..

  • Mindful Design of Japan free pdfMindful Design of Japan

    The Japanese tea-ceremony. or Way of Tea. is one of the most profound manifestations of mindfulness. The ceremony. with its roots in Zen Buddhism. dates as far back as the 15th century and takes place within a traditional tea-ceremony room..

  • Why? The Eternal Unanswered Question free pdfWhy? The Eternal Unanswered Question

    On June 23. 2004. my husband of thirty-five years took his own life as a result of depression. Over the course of our married life I had written him several love poems. but hadnat written as much the last couple of years of our marriage..

  • Religion in Legal Thought and Practice free pdfReligion in Legal Thought and Practice

    This book examines moral issues in public and private life from a religious but not devotional perspective. Rather than seeking to prove that one belief system or moral stance is right. it undertakes to help readers more fully understand the effect of religious beliefs and practices on ways of conceiving and addressing moral questions..

  • Book of Tea free pdfBook of Tea

    Download Free Audio Books Mp3. Written in English in 1906 (exactly 100 years ago), this seminal text on the meaning and practice of the tea ceremony was a pioneering effort in cultural bridge-building