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How The Book of Tea taught a curator to see the human behind the art — South China Morning Post

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— by Richard Lord: Art critic Kakuzo Okakura (1862-1913) championed traditional Japanese culture at a time of growing Westernisation. He played a pivotal role in introducing Japanese culture to the West. His The Book of Tea (1906), originally written in English, is both a treatise on Japanese tea culture and a deeper exploration of the differences between Eastern and Western modes of thought. Takahashi Mizuki, co-director of the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, at The Mills conservation project in Tsuen Wan, explains how it changed her life…

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May 19, 2019 — 13:30

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