The Beatification of the Mundane

  title={The Beatification of the Mundane},
  author={C. Dustin and J. E. Ziegler},
Faraway lands and exotic delicacies, graceful tea ceremonies, warrior swords, kingly harps, and exquisite quills play across the surface of this diminutive text—The Book of Tea.1 An odd turn to take, especially after Thoreau’s frankly down-to-earth field of study with which the tea ceremony makes a rather odd coupling indeed. After all, Okakura Kakuzo lived considerably far removed from woods, in Asian tea-rooms and the galleries of high art museums, among fabled myths and ravishingly gossamer… Expand