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Flower Lover's Guide To Tokyo, A: 40 Walks For All Seasons

Flower Lover's Guide To Tokyo, A: 40 Walks For All Seasons (Paperback)

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Japanese sensitivity to seasons and nature is inextricably linked to their love for flowers. This appreciation is well preserved in works of art and objects of daily life, from subject of mural paintings to motif on combs. Although the primary goal of this guidebook is to help the reader get to the flower sites, it is designed also to be an introduction to the colorful tapestry of Japanese culture and history that is interwoven with myths, literature, arts, anecdotes and living flowers. While seeing irises in full bloom is rewarding by itself, the experience will

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationWalking, hiking, trekkingTravel & MapsTravel & holiday guides Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc Publication Date: 09/11/2007 ISBN-13: 9784770030511  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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SUMIKO ENBUTSU, a recipient of the Remarkable Alumnae Award from Smith College, is the author of several books in English on Tokyo's history, culture, and nature, and a regular contributor to English-language media in Japan. The author of Tokyo: Exploring the City of the Shogun, published by Kodansha International, Enbutsu is working with The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx as a special consultant to Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum, a large exhibition celebrating Japanese art, life and culture, opening in October 2007.

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