Tradition of Japanese Garden
FUTAGAWA, Yukio, Tatsuzō Satō, Yoshio Watanabe et al.
Tradition of Japanese Garden.
Square 4to. 185pp b&w plates throughout with occasional details in colour. Linen covered illustrated boards and cardboard slipcase. English text. Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1965.
An exquisite study of traditional Japanese gardens by twenty photographers.
Important garden sites are given attention, such as the Ise Shrine, Kyoto Palace, the Rock and Sand Garden of Ryoan-ji and Katsura Imperial Villa and many others.
The book explores its subject in the widest possible sense to include birds and animals, as well as architecture such as shrines, tea houses and tombs.
Two essays explore the garden tradition in Japan with extensive notes in English on the featured gardens and their characteristics such as a note on the irises in the garden of Meiji Shrine.