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Cartea ceaiului by Kakuzō Okakura
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Jun 13, 2012

it was amazing

How do I describe this book except to say that it is simply enchanting? Being a practical person, I expected to find a set of rules about the ceremony of tea and instead I was transported into a land where time stops for a cup of tea. The book of tea describes much more than what goes into the tea room and how the tea is prepared. It tells the history of tea, intertwined with the past of China and Japan. It relates the art of tea by relating the principles of Taoism and Buddhism Zen. It stops to consider our relation to art and our obsession with possessions, and strives to convince us that there is a place for beauty and art in our lives that doesn't relate to money.
Simply a beautiful book.
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June 12, 2012 – Started Reading
June 13, 2012 – Shelved
June 13, 2012 –
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June 16, 2012 – Finished Reading

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