The Temples of Kyoto
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Take an illustrated tour of the marvellous temples of Kyoto with Donald Richie, "the dean of art critics in Japan."
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published January 1st 1900 by Tuttle Publishing
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A nice overview and history of some of the many temples in Kyoto. The photos are very nice with interesting views of the temples. There is a nice mix of famous and not so famous temples. I discovered a few I wish I had visited and learned more about some of my favorite ones!
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Donald Richie is an American-born author who has written about the Japanese people and Japanese cinema. Although he considers himself only a writer, Richie has directed many experimental films, the first when he was 17. Although Richie speaks Japanese fluently, he can neither read nor write it.

During World War II, he served aboard Liberty ships as a purser and medical officer. By then he had alrea...more
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