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The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea
Author: Kakuzo Okakura
ISBN 13: 9780486479149
ISBN 10: 486479145
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2010-09-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
List Price: $15.00

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.


Kakuzo was a leading figure in Japanese art and culture at the end of the 19th century, and this book, first published in 1906, is a classic treatise explicating the philosophical nuances of tea and the tea ceremony in Japanese culture. This edition contains an introduction by Liza Dalby who was the first American trained as a Geisha in the 1970s, and elegant photos by Daniel Proctor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)