BOOK OF TEA by Kakuzo Okakura Typography, book design and binding by The Philosophy of Tea is not mere æstheticism in the or- Converted gaalmapat.site Book Excerpt. as boiled, the Powdered-tea which was whipped, the Leaf-tea which was steeped, mark the distinct emotional impulses of the Tang, the Sung, and. The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzō () is a long essay linking the role of chadō (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life. Contents. 1 Content; 2 Quotes; 3 See also; 4 References. Citations; Sources. 5 External links. Content Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
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The Book of Tea
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The book of tea
Chapter II. The Schools of Tea. Chapter III. Taoism and Zennism.
Chapter IV. The Tea-Room.
The tea-room does not pretend to be other than a mere cottage—The simplicity and purism of the tea-room—Symbolism in the construction of the tea-room—The system of its decoration—A sanctuary from the vexations of the outer world. Chapter V.
Art Appreciation. Sympathetic communion of minds necessary for art appreciation—The secret understanding between the master and ourselves—The value of suggestion—Art is of value only to the extent that it speaks to us—No real feeling in much of the apparent enthusiasm to-day—Confusion of art with archaeology—We are destroying art in destroying the beautiful in life.
Chapter VI. Chapter VII. Real appreciation of art only possible to those who make of it a living influence—Contributions of the Tea-Masters to art—Their influence on the conduct of life—The Last Tea of Rikiu.