Daisetz T. Suzuki (1870–1966) was Japan’s foremost authority on Zen Buddhism and the author of more than one hundred books on the subject. Richard M. Jaffe is associate professor of religious studies at Duke University.
"As one turns the pages of this delightful book, one seems to catch intimations of how and why certain aspects of the 'spirit of Zen' are making themselves felt in America today."
—New York Times
"[In] Dr. Suzuki’s beautiful book . . . the cults of tea, sword, archery, garden, painting, handwriting are shown as separate petals of that precious efflorescence which, in spite of history, madness and the disturbed surface of the tangible world, are celebrated today, inside and outside of many golden pavilions."
"This is one of those books you read to the last page without ever finishing; you keep going back for more—and finding it. . . . Zen and Japanese Culture covers familiar territory in unfamiliar ways."