Zen and Japanese Culture

Zen and Japanese Culture

Book - 1993
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One of this century's leading works on Zen, this book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand its concepts in the context of Japanese life and art. In simple, often poetic, language, Daisetz Suzuki describes what Zen is, how it evolved, and how its emphasis on primitive simplicity and self-effacement have helped to shape an aesthetics found throughout Japanese culture. He explores the surprising role of Zen in the philosophy of the samurai, and subtly portrays the relationship between Zen and swordsmanship, haiku , tea ceremonies, and the Japanese love of nature. Suzuki's contemplative discussion is enhanced by anecdotes, poetry, and illustrations showing silk screens, calligraphy, and examples of architecture.


Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1993, c1959
ISBN: 9780691017709
0691017700
9780691098494
0691098492
Characteristics: xxiii, 478 p., [37] leaves of plates (3 folded) : ill. ; 23 cm

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