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Kyoto: City of Zen: Visiting the Heritage Sites of Japan's Ancient Capital
By Ben Simmons (photographer) and Judith Clancy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tuttle Pub
Publication date January 10, 2013
Pages 144
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9784805309780
ISBN-10 4805309784
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $22.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This travel pictorial and Japan travel guide captures the sites and soul of Kyoto—Japan's historical and spiritual center.

An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Art and design form the weft and warp of this vibrant 1,200-year-old city, home to hundreds of gardens, palaces, villas and magnificent wooden temples, including seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Like a Zen koan, Kyoto defies easy description. Its citizens may work at Nintendo designing video games, at a company designing precision medical instruments, or sitting cross-legged meticulously affixing micro-thin flakes of gold foil onto a painting. All of them share a living heritage grounded in centuries of traditional culture.

In Kyoto: City of Zen, local Kyoto expert Judith Clancy presents the most important gardens, temples, shrines and palaces of this ancient capital city and enduring cultural center. In addition to unveiling the city's spiritual and historical riches, this travel book shares with readers the exquisite foods, artistic crafts, religious ceremonies and architectural traditions that have flourished in Kyoto for over a millennium. Tea ceremonies, calligraphy, weaving, pottery, painting, drama, and many more traditional arts and crafts are presented through more than 350 photographs by Ben Simmons, whose images capture the true essence of Kyoto. The city's natural setting also comes into focus as you walk along leafy mountain paths and through spectacular parks and gardens viewing the best foliage each season has to offer.

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9784805309780 | details & prices | 144 pages | 8.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $22.95
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