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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User Review  - Anonymous - Target

This book has the first 38 pages in color. The rest of the book is illustrations on how to build bamboo fences and straighten and lay rock....in black and white. The beautiful design pictures vanish ... Read full review

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User Review  - Overstock.com

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


Tsuboniwa or small gardens
Garden accents
Materials for tsuboniwa or small gardens
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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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