Sakuteiki : Visions of the Japanese Garden

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/15/2008
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub

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TheSakuteiki, or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardeningin the world. In this edition of theSakuteikithe authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening.

Author Biography

Jiro Takei, professor emeritus of the Kyoto College of Art, taught a course on the Sakuteiki for many years. He has worked as the Chairman of the Japanese Garden Academic Society, regional chief of the Gardening Academic Society and chief researcher of the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art.

Marc P. Keane, a licensed landscape architect and garden designer, went to Japan in 1985 and since then has been creating and building gardens for companies, temples and private residences. Mr. Keane is also the author of Japanese Garden Design.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Visions of The Gardenp. 1
Life in the Heian Periodp. 3
Naturep. 39
Geomancyp. 59
Buddhismp. 87
Taboosp. 111
Color Platesp. 127
Sakuteikip. 147
Translation and Annotation Translators' Notesp. 148
The Basicsp. 151
Southern Courtsp. 152
Ponds and Islandsp. 155
Stonesp. 159
Gardening Stylesp. 160
Islandsp. 164
Waterfallsp. 166
Garden Streamsp. 173
Setting Stonesp. 180
Taboosp. 183
Miscellanyp. 189
Treesp. 192
Wellspringsp. 197
More Miscellanyp. 200
Appendicesp. 203
Glossaryp. 204
Personaep. 224
Measurementsp. 227
Heian Plantsp. 228
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 234
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