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A Flower Lover’s Guide to Tokyo: 40 Walks for All Seasons

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Japanese sensitivity to seasons and nature is inextricably linked to their love for flowers. This appreciation is well preserved in works of art and objects of daily life, from subject of mural paintings to motif on combs.

Although the primary goal of this guidebook is to help the reader get to the flower sites, it is designed also to be an introduction to the colorful tapestry of Japanese culture and history that is interwoven with myths, literature, arts, anecdotes and living flowers. While seeing irises in full bloom is rewarding by itself, the experience will be enriched by knowing why a zigzag bridge is almost always there and by recognizing iris designs in arts and crafts. Vigorous flowering of old wisteria trees remind us of the wisteria boys myth, and camellia leaves reflecting the afternoon sun are a convincing explanation of the flower’s Japanese name meaning “glossy leaves.”

The book presents a total of 40 walking routes, divided into 15 sections, each devoted to one flower traditionally appreciated in Japan: cherry blossoms, irises, azaleas, chrysanthemums, etc. Each section is introduced by an essay that discusses that flower’s place in Japanese culture, history and aesthetics; and the book includes appealing photos and traditional colored woodcut prints of photos.

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Author

Sumiko Enbutsu

Binding

Paperback

Brand

Brand: Kodansha USA

Creator

Michiru Unae, Photographer

EAN

9784770030511

EANList

9784770030511

ISBN

4770030517

ItemDimensions

530, hundredths-inches, 740, hundredths-inches, 60, hundredths-pounds, 80, hundredths-inches

Label

Kodansha USA

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Kodansha USA

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

208

PackageDimensions

47, hundredths-inches, 740, hundredths-inches, 62, hundredths-pounds, 528, hundredths-inches

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

2008-01-02

Publisher

Kodansha USA

Studio

Kodansha USA

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