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Zen and Japanese Culture

Zen and Japanese Culture

Author Daisetz T. Suzuki
Price JPY 2,400
ISBN 978-4-8053-1199-8
Format 130×203mm 478pages paperback
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Acknowledged as Japan’s foremost authority on Zen Buddhism, Daisetz T. Suzuki’s greatest achievement was to open up a path to the essential spirit of Zen thought to the West. He devoted much of his long life he died in 1966 aged 95 to this, but nowhere does he encapsulate his teaching and philosophy more powerfully than in Zen and Japanese Culture. First published in 1938 and fully revised in 1958 to incorporate new topics which had aroused Suzuki’s interest, the book remains a classic study of “the spirit of Zen.”
After briefly explaining what Zen is, Dr. Suzuki considers in detail various aspects of Japanese life and art that this Buddhist discipline has influenced: the cult of swordsmanship, the tea ceremony, the haiku form, and the Japanese love of nature. Other essays are devoted to the relationship of Zen and Confucianism, to the role of Zen in the tradition of the Samurai, and to Japanese Art.

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