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The Book of Tea

By Okakura Kakuzo

A slight, yet profoundly influential work, The Book of Tea, originally published in 1906, transcends the confines of it's title to present a holistic concept of nature, art and life. The Japanese born (and subsequently self-exiled) Okakura, traveled extensively from Yokohama to Paris to Bombay, New York and eventually Boston, where is was an early cultural activist, and curator of oriental art at the Boston Museum. Throughout his journeys he engaged with luminaries such as Henry James, Ezra Pound, John Singer Sargent, Rabindranath Tagore and Henri Matisse.

"Georgia O'Keeffe loved The Book of Tea. The similarities between her own life and the Japanese tea ceremony were obvious- her constant manner, her humility, her exactness, her utterly respectful exactness." --Christine Patten, author of Miss O'Keeffe

Hardcover / 103 pages / black & white illustrations / Published by Benjamin Press 2013

Dimensions: 8.6" x 0.5" x 9.3"

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