JAPANESE ARTS & CULTURE

Calm, focus, natural beauty, balance, simplicity--these are just a few of the unique and extraordinary qualities that have come to represent the Land of the Rising Sun. Whether in poetry, gardening, philosophy, or the martial arts, the Japanese approach to life and art is like no other culture on Earth. And here you will find a wide range of resources to bring the Japanese way and aesthetic to your own life.

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Tea Masters

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The Book of Tea

In religion the future is behind us. In art the present is the eternal. The tea masters held that real appreciation of art is only possible to those who make of it a living influence. Thus they sought to regulate their daily life by the high standard of refinement obtained in the tearoom.

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