Author(s): Noriko Morishita
For more than 25 years Noriko Morishita studied and practised the intricate ceremonies of the famous Tea Ceremony, trying to learn its complexities and achieve a perfection of movement and mood that few can master. With insight and beauty she describes her first uncertain steps following the Way of Tea as a college student, through to her gradual discovery of freedom within the very rules that once seemed to hold her back. At each phase of her unfolding life, she began to understand that the Tea Ceremony was always there to remind her that simply being present in the moment is enough. The Wisdom of Tea is a distillation of the life lessons she learned over a quarter of a century, from girlhood to adulthood. It is a book of deep wisdom and inspiration, but also a fascinating insight into an ancient ceremony.