## Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry"An enchanting history of Japanese geometry--of a time and place where 'geometers did not cede place to poets.' This intersection of science and culture, of the mathematical, the artistic, and the spiritual, is packed, like circles within circles, with rewarding Aha! epiphanies that drive a mathematician's curiosity." "Teachers will welcome this remarkable collection of mathematical problems, history, and art, which will enrich their curriculum and promote both logical thinking and critical evaluation. It is especially important that we maintain an interest in geometry, which needs, and for once gets, more than its share." "This remarkable book provides a novel insight into the Japanese mathematics of the past few hundred years. It is fascinating to see the difference in mathematical style from that which we are used to in the Western world, but the book also elegantly illustrates the cross-cultural Platonic nature and profound beauty of mathematics itself." "A significant contribution to the history of mathematics. The wealth of mathematical problems--from the very simple to quite complex ones--will keep the interested reader busy for years. And the beautiful illustrations make this book a work of art as much as of science. Destined to become a classic!" "A pleasure to read. |

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### Contents

Japan and Temple Geometry | 1 |

The Chinese Foundation of Japanese Mathematics | 27 |

Japanese Mathematics and Mathematicians of the Edo Period | 59 |

Easier Temple Geometry Problems | 89 |

Harder Temple Geometry Problems | 145 |

Still Harder Geometry Problems | 191 |

The Travel Diary of Mathematician Yamaguchi Kanzan | 243 |