The Book of Tea-New Edition ($19.95)
The Book of Tea was originally published in 1906 shortly after the author, Kakuzo Okakura, arrived in America. He wrote the book in English and uses tea and chanoyu-the way of tea-to introduce Asian culture to the Western World. This book is a piece of art in itself as it contains glimpses of Asian philosophy, architecture, art and Teaism. This is a book that you can read several times and each time you will find new gems about tea and tea culture.
About the author: Kakuzo Okakura was born in Yokohama in 1862. Son of a samurai family, he was educated at Tokyo University, and later moved to Boston. In 1905, he became adviser and later assistant curator to the Chinese and Japanese Department of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He wrote The Book of Tea in 1906, in English, and it has been continually in print ever since.
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