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The Book of Tea
- By: Okakura Kakuzo
- Narrated by: Ken Cohen
- Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
The Book of Tea is much more than a book about tea. It's a celebration of the arts and culture of Japan, and a portrait of tea ceremony, the "Way of Tea", as the pinnacle of Japanese spirituality and artistic life. Written in 1906 by Kakuzo Okakura, curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a noted scholar and art critic, this modern classic traces the history of tea from its early medicinal uses in China, through the development of Chinese tea culture, and finally to the role of tea in Japanese Zen, culture, and politics.
A moving narration of The Book of Tea
- By DanielA on 01-17-16
Some books start out slowly then get better. This one never got better. I thought this book was about how to enjoy tea but it starts out with the history of tea going back to the 1600's! The narrator made the author sound very arrogant and presumptuous. I stopped after the first 45 minutes.
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