9781582434827-1582434824-The Old Tea Seller: Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto

The Old Tea Seller: Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto

ISBN-13: 9781582434827
ISBN-10: 1582434824
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Baisao
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Counterpoint
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781582434827
ISBN-10: 1582434824
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Baisao
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Counterpoint
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged author Baisao wrote The Old Tea Seller: Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto comprising 240 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1582434824 and 9781582434827. Since then The Old Tea Seller: Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.02 or rent at the marketplace.

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Baisao was an influential and unconventional figure in a culturally rich time period in Kyoto. A poet and Buddhist priest, he left the constrictions of temple life behind and at the age of 49 traveled to Kyoto, where he began to make his living by selling tea on the streets and at scenic places around the city. Yet Baisao dispensed much more than tea: though he would never purport to be a Zen master, his clientele, which consisted of influential artists, poets, and thinkers, considered a trip to his shop as having religious importance. His large bamboo wicker baskets provided Baisao and his customers with an occasion for conversation and poetry, as well as exceptional tea.
The poems, memoirs, and letters collected here trace his spiritual and physical journey over a long life. This book includes virtually all of his writings translated for the first time into English, together with the first biography of Baisao to appear in any language. It is bound to establish Baisao’s place alongside other Zen-inspired poets such as Basho and Ryokan.

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