Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces

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Japan Publications Trading, 1996 - Gardening - 128 pages
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A practical introduction to the art of Japanese gardening provides an easy-to-follow guide to creating a Japanese garden in one's own home, discussing tools, materials, plants, and the history of Tsubo Niwa, and explaining how to display plants and rocks, create fences and hedges, and more.
  

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This book had great and detailed illustrations. It gave the history and meaning of the different configurations of a Japanese Garden. Gave a great selection of ideas and easy to follow. Read full review

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A valuable and practical book on Japanese gardens
As the founder of Japan Garden Society and Yoshikawa Isao Garden Research Institute, as well as a honorary member of executive board of the China
Landscape Architects Society in both Suzhou and Hangzhou, Mr. Isao Yoshikawa summarizes his many years of garden design experience in "Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces: Step-By-Step Illustrations."
"Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces: Step-By-Step Illustrations" covers small gardens (history and designs and design tips and tools), basin front gardens, stone lantern gardens, paving and stepping stone gardens, stone arrangement gardens, garden accents (bamboo fences, stone lantern and water basins), materials for small gardens (trees and shrubs, ground covers, stones and gravels), basic techniques for Japanese gardening, and a chapter on how to make small gardens.
"Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces: Step-By-Step Illustrations" has 128 pages and many beautiful interior color photos. It is a valuable and practical book on Japanese gardens.
 

Contents

Tsuboniwa or small gardens
6
Garden accents
14
Materials for tsuboniwa or small gardens
20
Points of reference
37
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About the author (1996)


ISAO YOSHIKAWA was born in 1940 in Tokyo. Having gained a degree in architecture from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, he expanded his career as a keen and creative garden designer, and established the Japan Garden Society in 1963. Besides representing this society and his own laboratory, Yoshikawa Isao Garden Research Institute, he sits on the executive board of the China Landscape Architects Society in both Suzhou and Hangzhou as an honorary member. He has written numerous books on gardening including THE BAMBOO FENCES OF JAPAN, STONE ARANGEMENT GARDENS, RESEARCH DATA FOR GARDENING DETAILS and EXCELLENT GARDENS OF CHINA (some of them published only in Japanese).

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