Tea Cult Of Japan The Kegan Paul Japanese Tourist Library

Tea Cult Of Japan The Kegan Paul Japanese Tourist Library First published in 2006 Routledge is an imprint of Taylor Francis an informa company We're building a Japanese tea house for our theme camp at Burning Man this year I found this book at the Mechanics' Institute a private library in the Financial District I joined earlier this year It's in amazing shape for a book that was published in 1935 Check out the unfaded color on the cover and the checkout history dating back to 1936 and it is a small pamphlet of perhaps 60 pages There is a photo on every page and a bit of text The target audience is presumably a westerner in Japan on business or diplomatic missions or presumably the spouse of such a person It briefly covers the history of tea in Japan and then dives into a fairly comprehensive overview of what to expect if you are a invited to a tea party by a wealthy industrialist in 1930's Japan It is a charming read and for the most part very well edited I was titillated by little details of the place and time for instance when it mentions Japan's 70 years of unbroken peaceGood luck finding a copy but it's a uick interesting read if you have any interest in this sort of thing I found an edition from 1954 at a used book store and the age was part of the appeal This is a pretty charming rule book for hosting and participating in a cha no yu event Not sure it has much modern day application particularly if you're living outside Japan but as a piece of social history it was a great find

  • Hardcover
  • 178 pages
  • Tea Cult Of Japan The Kegan Paul Japanese Tourist Library
  • Yasunosuke Fukukita
  • English
  • 25 August 2014
  • 9780710310217

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