The Old Tea Seller

The Old Tea Seller

Baisaō : Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto

Book - 2008
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Poet, Zen Buddhist priest, renowned thinker, and seller of tea -- Baisao was all of these things, as well as being a bit of an eccentric. Known to carry large wicker baskets filled with tea utensils through the streets and surrounding hills of Japan's capital, Baisao set up shop wherever he ended up and brewed tea for those who came to enjoy the scenery with him. Establishing a quiet, simple life, Baisao spent his final years composing poetry, brewing tea, and teaching Zen, in the process becoming a well-loved figure. These poems, memoirs, and letters tell us more about this endearing person and trace his long life's profound spiritual journey. This comprehensive translation includes nearly all of Baisao's writings, giving us a deep look at this remarkable man.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008.
ISBN: 9781582434131
Characteristics: xii, 222 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Waddell, Norman


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