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November 2, 2016

Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning, Form

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The Japanese stone garden is an art form recognized around the globe. These gardens provide tranquil settings where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, and experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created.

Fifteen gardens are featured in this book, some well known, such as the famous temple gardens of Kyoto, others less so, among them gardens spread through the south of Honshu Island and the southern islands of Shikoku and Kyushu and in faraway Okinawa.

Author: Stephen Mansfield
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (October 10, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 4805310561
ISBN-13: 978-4805310564
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