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Mindful Design of Japan

40 Modern Tea-Ceremony Rooms
by Michael Freeman
Eight Books Ltd

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 256 pp.
Size: 10.00 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9780957471757
TB Code: 1812142
Availability: 164 in stock

The Japanese tea-ceremony, or Way of Tea, is one of the most profound manifestations of mindfulness. The ceremony, with its roots in Zen Buddhism, dates as far back as the 15th century and takes place within a traditional tea-ceremony room.

The book highlights all aspects of the subject the design, architecture, garden design and the ceremony itself. And with many different materials featured paper, wood, plastic, stone, aluminium, glass and concrete it is itself an inspirational sourcebook for modern homes. Every tea-ceremony room included is by a well-known artist, designer or architect making this a unique compendium of the best modern interior design in Japan designs by Kengo Kuma, Kisho Kurokawa, Terunobu Fujimori, Takashi Sugimoto and Shigeru Uchida. In these pages you can glimpse the rare world of Japanese mindful design, modern interpretations of the fascinating tea room an empty space designed for meditation, contemplation and the appreciation of the art of tea drinking.