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Sakuteiki

Sakuteiki

Visions of the Japanese Garden

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The Sakuteiki, or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening.
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  • Tuttle Publishing | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780804839686 | 
  • October 2008
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The Sakuteiki, or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly 1000 years ago, making it the oldest work on Japanese gardening; in fact, the oldest book on gardening in the world! In this edition of the Sakuteiki, the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work; and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening.A Japanese court noble wrote the Sakuteiki during the Heian period (794-1184). During this...
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