Zen and Japanese Culture

By: Suzuki, Daisetz T.

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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.

Title: Zen and Japanese Culture

Author: Suzuki, Daisetz T.

Categories: Eastern Religion,

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press / Bollingen Series: 1973

ISBN Number: 0691017700

ISBN Number 13: 9780691017709

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Eastern Religion

Seller ID: 142015

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Previous owner's name inside. Creases on spine. 478 pages. 6"w x 9"h. Many b&w illustrations. Bibliography, index, and sixty-nine illustrations.

Keywords: Zen, Philosophy, Japanese, Culture, DT Suzuiki, Buddhist, swordsmanship, Tea Ceremony, haiku, Poetry, nature, Confucianism, Samurai, ,