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THE BOOK OF TEA

BY
OKAKURA-KAKUZO

To
JOHN LA FARGE
Sensei

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I
THE CUP OF HUMANITY

Tea ennobled into Teaism, a religion of aestheticism, the adoration of the beautiful among everyday facts - Teaism developed among both nobles and peasants - The mutual misunderstanding of the New World and the Old ? The worship of Tea in the West ? Early records of Tea in European writing - The Taoists' version of the combat between Spirit and Matter - The modern struggle for wealth and power

CHAPTER II
THE SCHOOLS OF TEA

The three stages of the evolution of Tea- The Boiled Tea, the Whipped Tea, and the Steeped Tea, representative of the Tang, the Sung, and the Ming dynasties of China - Luwuh, the first apostle of Tea - The Tea-ideals of the three dynasties - To the latter-day Chinese Tea is a delicious beverage, but not an ideal In Japan Tea is a religion of the art of life

CHAPTER III
TAOISM AND ZENNISM

The connection of Zennism with Tea - Taoism, and its successor Zennism, represent the individualistic trend of the Southern Chinese mind - Taoism accepts the mundane and tries to find beauty in our world of woe and worry ? Zennism emphasizes the teachings of Taoism - Through consecrated meditation may be attained supreme self-realisation - Zennism, like Taoism, is the worship of Relativity - Ideal of Teaism a result of the Zen conception of greatness in the smallest incidents of life - Taoism furnished the basis for aesthetic ideals, Zennism made them practical

CHAPTER IV
THE TEA-ROOM

The tea-room does not pretend to be other than a mere cottage The simplicity and purism of the tea-room - Symbolism in the construction of the tea-room - The system of its decoration ? A sanctuary from the vexations of the outer world

CHAPTER V
ART APPRECIATION

Sympathetic communion of minds necessary for art appreciation - The secret understanding between the master and ourselves - The value of suggestion - Art is of value only to the extent that it speaks to us - No real feeling in much of the apparent enthusiasm to-day - Confusion of art with archaeology - We are destroying art in destroying the beautiful in life

CHAPTER VI
FLOWERS

Flowers our constant friends - The Master of Flowers - The waste of Flowers among Western communities - The art of floriculture in the East - The Tea-Masters and the Cult of Flowers - The Art of Flower Arrangement - The adoration of the Flower for its own sake - The Flower-Masters - Two main branches of the schools of Flower Arrangement, the Formalistic and the Naturalesque

CHAPTER VII
TEA-MASTERS

Real appreciation of art only possible to those who make of it a living influence - Contributions of the Tea-Masters to art - Their influence on the conduct of life - The Last Tea of Rikiu

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