This no garden variety book on Zen practice

Books / Reviews Dec 30, 2017

This no garden variety book on Zen practice

by Stephen Mansfield

The over-application of the term Zen to describe everything from interior design to restaurant menus pored over by celebrities and fashionistas to the expression a "Zen moment" can be tiresome. Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto, by John Dougill, Photography by John Einarsen. 144 pages TUTTLE PUBLISHING, ...

'Japanese Garden Notes': An informative photo book

Books / Reviews May 20, 2017

'Japanese Garden Notes': An informative photo book

by Iain Maloney

"Japanese Garden Notes" is a gorgeous photo book that introduces aspects of traditional Japanese garden design. It walks the reader through the philosophy of "space and passage," "function and art" and "intent and time," explaining why certain details recur and the emotions they are ...

Okayama Korakuen Garden enjoys rebound in tourism

National Jun 5, 2016

Okayama Korakuen Garden enjoys rebound in tourism

Visitors to Korakuen Garden in Okayama, one of the nation's top three Japanese gardens, exceeded 800,000 for the first time in 15 years, thanks to a surge in tourism and events to lure young people. Attendance hit 817,260 in fiscal 2015 ended in March. The ...