Kyoto's Best Zen Gardens: Nanzenji (guide)

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  • Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

    • ASIN: 1604697938
    • ISBN: 1604697938
    • Brand: Timber Press
    • Manufacturer: Timber Press

    “An unusual and entertaining memoir.” —New York Times Book Review At thirty-five, 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 c... [Read More]

  • Kyoto, 29 Walks in Japan's Ancient Capital: The Definitive Guide to Kyoto's Temples, Shrines, Gardens and Palaces

    • ASIN: 4805309180
    • ISBN: 4805309180
    • Brand: Tuttle Publishing
    • Manufacturer: Tuttle Publishing

    The only Japan travel guide you'll need for getting around Kyoto! Everything you need is in this one convenient package—including extensive area maps!Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital and modern-day center of tourism and traditional culture, is one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities. Founded nearly 1,300 years ago and undamaged by the... [Read More]

  • The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

    • ASIN: 0691178321
    • ISBN: 0691178321
    • Manufacturer: Princeton University Press

    Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world―and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutak... [Read More]

  • The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto

    • ASIN: 4770029373
    • ISBN: 4770029373
    • Manufacturer: Kodansha USA

    ForeWord Magazine's BOOK OF THE YEAR Awards, Silver Medal Winner, Home & GardenSupreme examples of the art of Japanese gardens, not easily accessible to the public.The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto is the attractive sequel to Landscapes for Small Spaces by the same photographer, Katsuhiko Mizuno. In this new book, Mizuno introduces the gardens of Kyoto t... [Read More]

  • Courtyard Gardens of Kyoto's Merchant Houses

    • ASIN: 4770030231
    • ISBN: 4770030231
    • Brand: Brand: Kodansha International
    • Manufacturer: Kodansha International

    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... [Read More]

  • The Art of Setting Stones: And Other Writings from the Japanese Garden

    • UPC: 884693911986
    • ASIN: 1880656701
    • ISBN: 1880656701
    • Brand: Stone Bridge Press
    • Manufacturer: Stone Bridge Press

    In Japanese gardens, composition follows from placement of the first stone; all elements and plantings become interconnected. These eight essays on Kyoto gardens similarly begin with keen description and build into richly meditative excursions into art, Buddhism, nature, and science. Landscape architect Marc Keane shows how Japanese gardens are bot... [Read More]

  • Geisha, A Life

    • ASIN: 0743444299
    • ISBN: 9780743444293
    • Manufacturer: Washington Square Press

    No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward in public to tell her story—until now."Many say I was the best geisha of my generation," writes Mineko Iwasaki. "And yet, it was a life that I found too constricting to continue. And one that I ultimately had to leave." Trained to become a geisha from the age of five... [Read More]

  • Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice

    • ASIN: 0861713575
    • ISBN: 0861713575
    • Brand: Wisdom Publications MA
    • Manufacturer: Wisdom Publications

    For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an introduction to Zen Buddhism and meditation unmatched in clarity and power. This is the revised edition of Kosho Uchiyama's singularly incisive classic. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended endnotes, in addition to a revised gloss... [Read More]

  • The Gardens of Kyoto: A Novel

    • ASIN: 0684869497
    • ISBN: 0684869497
    • Manufacturer: Scribner

    From the National Book Award nominated, New York Times bestselling author of A Short History of Women and The Sunken Cathedral, Walbert’s beautiful and heartbreaking novel about a young woman coming of age in the long shadow of World War II—“An intricately plotted, thrillingly imagined ­narrative...A masterpiece” (The New York Times Book R... [Read More]

  • Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace (Compass)

    • ASIN: 0140196307
    • ISBN: 0140196307
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

    "Honest, courageous... Williams has committed an act of love."—Alice Walker"A classic."—Jack KornfieldThere truly is an art to being here in this world, and like any art, it can be mastered. In this elegant, practical book, Angel Kyodo Williams combines the universal wisdom of Buddhism with an inspirational call for self-acceptance and communi... [Read More]

  • Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

    • ASIN: 480531091X
    • ISBN: 480531091X
    • Brand: Daniell Thomas Seki Akihiko
    • Manufacturer: Tuttle Publishing

    For all the damage that has occurred over the centuries, for all the relentless and destructive modernization still taking place today, Kyoto, imperial capital for more than a millennium, remains a rich, inexhaustible archive of Japanese cultural history.Houses and Gardens of Kyoto introduces a broad array of Kyoto's traditional houses from every p... [Read More]

  • The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

    • ASIN: 0679752706
    • ISBN: 9780679752707
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

    Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend ... [Read More]

  • Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure

    • ASIN: 0545227720
    • ISBN: 0545227720
    • Brand: Scholastic Paperbacks
    • Manufacturer: Scholastic Paperbacks

    Geronimo's adventurous sister Thea is taking the publishing world by storm in this fabumouse tale packed with action, mystery, and friendship.In this exciting adventure, the Thea Sisters are off to Japan on a cultural exchange program. While they're busy exploring Kyoto and admiring the beautiful cherry blossoms, a valuable doll is stolen from a we... [Read More]

  • Japanese Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

    • ASIN: 0375714510
    • ISBN: 0375714510
    • Manufacturer: Pantheon

    Two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan—tales that welcome us into a fabulous faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical a... [Read More]

  • Kyoto: A Contemplative Guide

    • ASIN: 0804812942
    • ISBN: 0804812942
    • Manufacturer: Tuttle Publishing

    This Kyoto travel guide presents the best tourists sites in Japan's spiritual and historical capital.With this guide the visitor needs no further assistance to learn all that a place has to offer. It is factual, concise, and complete. This Japan travel book is generously illustrated with photographs, maps, route plans, and building plans, as well a... [Read More]

  • Zen Gardens: Kyoto's nature enclosed

    • ASIN: 4838101112
    • ISBN: 4838101112
    • Manufacturer: Mitsumura Suiko Shoin


  • The Rff Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy

    • ASIN: 1933115173
    • ISBN: 1933115173
    • Brand: Brand: Routledge
    • Manufacturer: Routledge

    Many articles in the Reader were originally published in RFF's quarterly magazine, Resources. Wally Oates has supplemented that with material drawn from other RFF works, including issue briefs and special reports. The readings provide concise, insightful background and perspectives on a broad range of environmental issues including benefit-cost ana... [Read More]

  • Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West (Buddhism and Modernity)

    • ASIN: 0226947645
    • ISBN: 0226947645
    • Manufacturer: University of Chicago Press

    In the years after World War II, Westerners and Japanese alike elevated Zen to the quintessence of spirituality in Japan. Pursuing the sources of Zen as a Japanese ideal, Shoji Yamada uncovers the surprising role of two cultural touchstones: Eugen Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery and the Ryoanji dry-landscape rock garden. Yamada shows how bot... [Read More]

  • Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide: Affordable Dining in Traditional Townhouse Spaces

    • ASIN: 161172001X
    • ISBN: 9781611720013
    • Manufacturer: Stone Bridge Press

    Machiya, or townhouses, are traditional wooden dwellings in Kyoto that evoke the elegance and culture of Japan's old capital with their architectural details, beautiful gardens, and intimate rooms. Many have been converted into restaurants to create unforgettable dining experiences. Enjoying healthy food in a historic, traditional Kyoto environment... [Read More]

  • Over the old temple garden in Kyoto - excellent garden Best Selection of Kyoto (Gakken mook-Gakken graphics Encyclopedia) ISBN: 405604113X (2005) [Japanese Import]

    • ASIN: 405604113X
    • ISBN: 405604113X
    • Manufacturer: Gakken

  • Kyoto's Best Zen Gardens: Nanzenji (guide)

    Visit Japan | Kyoto Botanical Garden | the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden

    Zen Garden at Nanzenji Temple, Kyoto City