Kakuzō Okakura





Kakuzō Okakura

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born
in Yokohama, Japan
February 14, 1863

died
September 02, 1913

gender
male

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Okakura Kakuzō (岡倉覚三), also known as Okakura Tenshin (岡倉 天心), was a Japanese scholar who contributed the development of arts in Japan. Outside Japan, he is chiefly remembered today as the author of 'The Book of Tea'.

Born in Yokohama to parents originally from Fukui, Okakura learned English while attending a school operated by Christian missionary, Dr. Curtis Hepburn. At 15, he entered Tokyo Imperial University, where he first met and studied under Harvard-educated professor Ernest Fenollosa. In 1889, Okakura co-founded the periodical Kokka. A year later he was one of the principal founders of the first Japanese fine-arts academy, the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (東京美術学校 Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō), and a year later became its head, although he was la...more


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The Book of Tea
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,082 ratings — published 1905 — 21 editions
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The Awakening Of Japan
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1905 — 4 editions
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Le Livre du thé (Picquier p...
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ČADO
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The Cup of Humanity: Okakur...
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Uchimura Kanzō, Okakura Ten...
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More books by Kakuzō Okakura…
“In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.”
Kakuzō Okakura, The Book Of Tea

“Tea ... is a religion of the art of life.”
Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea
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“Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.”
Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

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