Kyoto a Contemplative Guide

Kyoto a Contemplative Guide In brief it is a narrative and guide to sixteen representative sights which in addition to being outstanding in themselves combine to give the visitor a broad understanding of Kyoto s political re

  • Title: Kyoto a Contemplative Guide
  • Author: Gouverneur Mosher
  • ISBN: 9780804812948
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • In brief, it is a narrative and guide to sixteen representative sights which, in addition to being outstanding in themselves, combine to give the visitor a broad understanding of Kyoto s political, religious, and cultural history Among them arc the ancient Phoenix Hall of the Byodo in, the famous rock garden at Ryoan ji, the mountain temples of Enryaku ji, the lavishly deIn brief, it is a narrative and guide to sixteen representative sights which, in addition to being outstanding in themselves, combine to give the visitor a broad understanding of Kyoto s political, religious, and cultural history Among them arc the ancient Phoenix Hall of the Byodo in, the famous rock garden at Ryoan ji, the mountain temples of Enryaku ji, the lavishly decorated Nijo Castle of the Tokugawas, the Silver Pavilion and its remarkable garden, and the all time temple, Kiyomizu.The book falls into three parts Part I is a narrative which devotes a chapter to each location and discusses its background, its place in history, and its noteworthy aspects, offering insights into its essence and bringing it alive for the reader Taken as a whole, the narrative tells the story of Kyoto Part II is a comprehensive guide to each of the sixteen sights, plus associated establishments With this guide the visitor needs no further assistance to learn all that a place has to offer him It is factual, concise, and complete Part III, Getting There and Back, provides complete information on the practical aspects of visiting each place, including public transportation routes.The book is generously illustrated with photographs, maps, route plans, and building plans, as well as a selection of reproductions from old prints and picture scrolls Three appendices a chart of Japanese art periods, a glossary, and a list of useful Japanese phrases further enhance its value.

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    1. When I first came to Japan in 1984, to Kyoto, this was my guide to the cultural history of the city. It was showing age even then (first published in 1964), but in charming or at least not bothersome ways, references to the streetcars which even by the eighties no longer existed, for example. Much more than a travel guide. Mosher focuses on sixteen representative places and offers a compelling history of each. The work has been in and out of print, but seems to be available now. Over the years I [...]


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