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The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

The Book of TeaThe Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Okakura's approach explains the philosophy and spirit of Japan to Western nations in a manner in keeping with a light sense of humour and irony, and the ancient adage that the wisdom of the sages, in its simplicity, sounds like the foolishness of children to the unwise. Hence, a book on the history of tea. A desirable read for students of modern Western philosophy, as Okakura does an admirable job of translating the wisdom of Dao, Zen, and Confucius into the familiar orthodoxy of German idealist language, while subtly tripping up its pretences with a smile.



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