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One of the pleasures of visiting Kyoto is to wander around narrow streets lined with machiya, the traditional townhouses of the merchant class. Tucked away inside each of these unusually long, narrow dwellings is a hidden oasis: a small garden known as the tsuboniwa. Following on from Landscapes for Small Spaces and The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto, the third book by garden enthusiast and photographer Katsuhiko Mizuno focuses on these miniature courtyard gardens of the machiya. A wide variety of gardens …

The art of landscaping was said to have been imported from China but as with other imports, the Japanese transformed garden design to suit the indigenous climate and natural surroundings, creating an entirely original art form in the process. A stroll through any of these gardens reveals their inimitable spirit, style and expression. STYLES AND MOTIFS JAPANESE GARDENS is a highly accessible flip reference for the novice gardener and first time visitor. Each of the 31 beautiful Kyoto gardens featured …

Enjoy it for its sheer beauty or use it for inspiration while creating your own small landscape garden. Japanese gardening is the art of arranging plants, rocks, lanterns, and basins in an open or, as here, an enclosed space. According to the aesthetic principles long prevailing in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, even two rocks arranged in a tiny, enclosed space can be considered a garden. This type of garden is called a tsuboniwa, and Kyoto has long being considered its birthplace and home. …
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Awarded the Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize for the best book in Vernacular Architecture, granted by the Vernacular Architecture Forum One may visit famous gardens in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka—or one may visit Japanese-styled gardens in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Berlin, London, Paris, São Paulo, or Singapore. We often view these gardens as representative of the essence of Japanese culture. Christian Tagsold argues, however, that the idea of the Japanese garden has less do to with Japan …

A lyrical recollection of his time in Japan Radio TimesThe complement to the BBC2 series, Japanese Gardens: beautifully produced with over 200 original photographs by Derry Moore and written by Monty Don, the duo behind the highly-acclaimed Paradise Gardens.Traditional Japanese gardens combine aesthetics with ethics, beauty with philosophy in a perfectly curated celebration of the natural world. A Japanese garden is the natural world made miniature: rocks represent mountains, ponds represent seas. …
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Stunningly illustrated, this is both a guidebook to accessible gardens in Japan and a revelation of their historical and cultural contexts for the general reader. Containing over 120 accounts of gardens spanning regions east, west, north, and south of Kyoto the book provides a brief description, access notes, and a photograph for easy reference. Interwoven with the essays are personal experiences and notes on travel in different seasons. The appendix includes a glossary of terms and a chronological …
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Now available in its brand-new second edition, and updated with a selection of gardens not cited in the previous edition, this remarkable guide to the most stunning gardens in the world gives its readers descriptions of magnificent formal gardens in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. From the famous gardens of Granada s Alhambra to several private, hidden gems known only to the privileged few, this magnificently illustrated guide will inspire both gardeners and garden lovers. Travelers, …

An enchanting celebration of gardens throughout the world, Invitation to the Garden offers a breathtaking display of garden images - by some of today s best garden photographers - and pairs them with an eloquent and evocative selection of literary works. The timeless and exquisite beauty of these words and images perfectly captures the thoughts, feelings and moods that gardens and gardening arouse.Delicate spring daffodils are matched with a poem by Emily Dickinson, while Celia Thaxter s charming …
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The undisputed American master of Japanese garden scholars.”—New York Times, Dominique BrowningMatching some 400 color photographs to brief, informed observations, renowned garden designer Marc Peter Keane walks us through 100 Japanese gardens, stopping along the way to note essential elements of design, technique, and culture. Covering everything from large-scale aspects of space and balance to subtle elements that are often overlooked, this is an innovative, stunningly visual guide for planning …
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A necessary addition to the library of any serious student. —The New York Times Sunday Book ReviewAlmost every Japanese garden is influenced by the tea garden. Here, Marc Peter Keane describes the history, design, and aesthetics of tea gardens, from T ang China to the present day, with over 115 stunning photographs, floor plans, and illustrations. The most extensive book on this genre ever published in English, The Japanese Tea Garden is a rich resource for garden lovers, historians, and landscape …
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Beautifully illustrated, packed with fascinating insights Robin Lane Fox in the Financial Times A new handbook-sized edition of Japanese Zen Gardens. Japan s iconic zen gardens are revealed in Alex Ramsay s specially commissioned photographs and their history and meaning is explored in Yoko Kawaguchi s learned text. The austere, enigmatic rock gardens of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, have never ceased to fascinate garden lovers. Weather-­â?beaten rocks set in an expanse of white sand raked …
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At 35, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, …
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The fifth book from the Bilingual Guide to Japan series. Written in both English and Japanese, this unique handbook teaches an appreciation of Japanese gardens and introduces many famous gardens from Kyoto to Tokyo. Not only is this book an invaluable guide for those planning to visit Japan, but also a great gift for anyone interested in Japanese culture. …
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The art of the Japanese garden is a 1,500-year-old landscape design tradition that is still evolving, still instructive. Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens explains the fundamental principles of this tradition and describes how those principles may be applied to a much wider range of environments than exists in Japan. In the first section the author draws on his own experience as an apprentice to a master gardener in Kyoto, as well as his considerable knowledge of Japanese classical …
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