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The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea

ByKakuzo Okakura

Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism — Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.

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Publication Date
Sep 2, 2017
Language
English
ISBN
9781387203963
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Kakuzo Okakura

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EPUB

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