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Sakuteiki: Visions of the Japanese Garden
The Sakuteiki, 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 gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by Tuttle Publishing
(first published 1090)
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Mar 21, 2010 Patricia rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A very clear and helpful edition. The introduction had to cover vast ground, which occasionally made it hard to follow, but I it was helpful to readers like me with no background whatsoever. The introduction drew in a number of passages from the text, so that when I got to it I had context for passages that would have been completely enigmatic otherwise.