Japanese Gardens: Tranquility, Simplicity, Harmony
Featuring beautiful photographs and insightful commentary this Japanese gardening book is a must-have for any gardening or zen enthusiast.
At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. Japanese Gardens celebrates and illustrates this ideal, showcasing the exquisite natural beauty of more than 20 quintessentially Japanese gardens--big and small, urban and rural, traditional and contemporary.
The expert author-and-photographer team behind this book excels at capturing and explaining the essential elements and techniques that distinguish Japanese garden design from that of other countries. The featured sites reflect a cross-section of Japanese culture and history including large feudal period gardens, temple and Zen gardens and private countryside gardens. The mountain flower garden, tea garden, rock garden and bonsai garden alike are all celebrated and appreciated in this beautiful book.
Ikegami Honmonji Tokyo
Suya House Nakatsugawa
Araki House Kyoto
Kamo Hanashobu Garden Kakegawa
Ean Tea House Tokyo
Ishikawa International Salon Kanazawa
Nomura House Kanazawa
Mimou House Nonoichi
Wafudou of Ueda Soko Ryu Hiroshima
Yabashi House Ōgaki
Segawa House Tokyo
Shigemori House Kyoto
Kamoizumi House Higashihiroshima
International House of Japan Tokyo
Glossary of Garden Terms
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