xx yyThis character is a career academician and has worked to preserve Japanese artwork and heritage and shares his knowledge of the Asiatic cultures with Westerners. He founded the Japanese Art Institute to preserve Japanese art and culture, and later became a curator at the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
The tea ceremony has a particular focus on the individual. This character is the auteur of the ceremony--he plans it, brews the tea, and gives the ceremony its meaning and artistic expression.
Kakuzo Okakura met this character at the Tokyo Imperial University. A Westerner interested in the preservation of Japanese culture, this character exerted a lasting influence on young Okakura.
This character was a poet. He helped codify the tea ceremony through his Code of Tea, or Ch'a Ching.
This character is the acknowledged founder of Taoism. The...
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