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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from The Book of Tea

Okakura Kakuzō
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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Teaism - This is the art of the tea ceremony. It incorporates many different disciplines, from tea brewing to hygiene to flower arrangement to architecture.

Ch'a Ching - This, or the Code of Tea, was written by poet Lu Wu and it stands as the first attempt to codify the tea ceremony and explain its larger significance.

Taoism - This, a philosophy invented by Lao Tzu that spread throughout South China, emphasizes the individual rather than society, and is suspicious of organizations like religion and the state. It focuses on the...

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This section contains 414 words
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