copyright 1965; "An Interpretation for Occidentals...with Decorations by Shiba Sumitani" on title page; The Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York; smaller hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with very minor edge wear - see pics.
"Like Japanese art and poetry, the Tea Ceremony is delicate and lovely. While it appears fragile and simple, it is strongly symbolic and profound. In Japan devotees speen a lifetime in the study of Teaism with its manifold implications in religion and philosophy, in art and architecture, flowers, nature and personal deportment. Those proficient in the art of serving ceremonial tea are equal to whatever adventures and misadventures life may bring, as Teaism develops insight into Nature and Man."