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Shisendo is an elegant hermit's retreat in Kyoto designed and built by the great poet Ishikawa Jozan (1583-1672). Renowned as one of Kyoto's loveliest and most intimate gardens, it has the tranquillity and sad, soft beauty that was the aesthetic ideal of Jozan and his time. This book is a collaboration among scholars of Jozan's poetry, his calligraphy and his design prowesShisendo is an elegant hermit's retreat in Kyoto designed and built by the great poet Ishikawa Jozan (1583-1672). Renowned as one of Kyoto's loveliest and most intimate gardens, it has the tranquillity and sad, soft beauty that was the aesthetic ideal of Jozan and his time. This book is a collaboration among scholars of Jozan's poetry, his calligraphy and his design prowess. In addition, it includes a biography of Jozan, a detailed description of his garden and the architectural features of his retreat, and a new translation of Shuichi Kato's short story about Jozan....

Title : Shisendo: Halls of the Poetry Immortals
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ISBN : 9780834802414
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 214 Pages
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  • Sukhada
    2018-11-21 18:07

    I found this book accidentally at an old book store. It was a wonderful find. I had no idea what it was about at the time but I had a feeling I should pick it up. It's a wonderful collection of old Chinese and Japanese poems with notes from the translators. I have read quite a few poems but this collection is unique. The poems in this book help you look at the world in a simple and beautiful way.