Kyoto: City of Zen: Visiting the Heritage Sites of Japans Ancient Capital Judith Clancy

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Kyoto: City of Zen: Visiting the Heritage Sites of Japans Ancient Capital  by  Judith Clancy

Kyoto: City of Zen: Visiting the Heritage Sites of Japans Ancient Capital by Judith Clancy
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An elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the worlds most popular travel destinations. Art and design form the weft and warp of this vibrant 1,200-year-old city, home to hundreds of gardens, palaces, villas andMoreAn elaborate kaleidoscope of craft, artistry and religion, Kyoto is one of the worlds most popular travel destinations.

Art and design form the weft and warp of this vibrant 1,200-year-old city, home to hundreds of gardens, palaces, villas and magnificent wooden temples, including seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites.Like a Zen koan, Kyoto defies easy description. Its citizens may work at Nintendo designing video games, at a company designing precision medical instruments, or sitting cross-legged meticulously affixing micro-thin flakes of gold foil onto a painting.

All of them share a living heritage grounded in centuries of traditional culture.In [Kyoto: City of Zen], local Kyoto expert Judith Clancy presents the most important gardens, temples, shrines and palaces of this ancient capital city and enduring cultural center. In addition to unveiling the citys spiritual and historical riches, this book shares with readers the exquisite foods, artistic crafts, religious ceremonies and architectural traditions that have flourished in Kyoto for over a millennium. Tea ceremonies, calligraphy, weaving, pottery, painting, drama, and many more traditional arts and crafts are presented through the masterful photographs of Ben Simmons, whose images capture the true essence of Kyoto.] The citys natural setting also comes into focus as you walk along leafy mountain paths and through spectacular parks and gardens viewing the best foliage each season has to offer.



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