Educated at Tokyo Imperial University where he graduated in 1880, Kakuzo was one of the principal founders of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1887. Two years later he co-founded the periodical Kokka. He was a co-founder of the Japanese Art Institute. Later, he spent time in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts at their Asian art division in 1910. Okakura was a strong influence on many people including Ezra Pound, Martin Heidegger and Rabindranath Tagore to name a few. All of his works were written in English. His works include The Ideals of the East (1903), The Awakening of Japan (1904), The Book of Tea (1906) and White Fox (1913).
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The Book of Tea
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