John Owen's Reviews > Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

Cutting Back by Leslie Buck
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I read this book because I am interested in Japanese culture but I found the information on the gardens interesting. Buck spent three months working on gardens in Kyoto with a Japanese crew. She is an experienced arborist and describes the hows and whys of pruning trees and designing a garden. I never gave much thought to this and it was interesting. She discusses the dedication to craftsmanship that the workers display which is impressive. She also describes her own feelings while dealing with the challenges of being away from home and friends while working long hours in the cold and damp. It's an interesting story, well told.

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June 25, 2018 – Shelved
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