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Book: Hidden Gardens of Japan 日本の秘庭 by John Lander

Book: Hidden Gardens of Japan 日本の秘庭 by John Lander

categories: Book, Japan, Photography, Zen Gardens, Japanese Zen Gardens, Kyoto, Kyoto Gardens, Tokyo Gardens, Zen, Zen Buddhism, Japanese Gardens


John Lander

Author John Landerabout this book: Hidden Gardens of Japan 日本の秘庭 explores unseen and unsung gardens throughout Japan, those that have been overlooked by tourist hordes and still retain their original calm and peacefulness without the mobs. These gardens are not as famous as their cousins for different reasons: the temple priest may simply be uninterested in their sanctuary becoming a tourist attraction, or their location does not permit large tour buses. Certain gardens are maintained by each city, first and foremost for their taxpaying citizens, and therefore list them as "parks" rather than "Japanese gardens" which keeps them off tourist itineraries. Each garden has expanded captions written in both English and Japanese as well as google maps short links with exact locations. Short expanded captions have been written in both English and Japanese with map links. John Lander is a photographer and writer based in Japan. Having lived in Japan 30+ years and he has considerable knowledge about local cultures, foods and his specialty: Japanese gardens After teaching at Keio University and Tsukuba University for 25 years, John Lander turned to photography and writing travel features. At present, John is devoted almost exclusively to photography - specializing in Japanese gardens, quirky offbeat roadside attractions, onsen hot springs and Japanese festivals. Located near Kamakura on the outskirts of Tokyo & Yokohama he has easy access to both Shonan Beach and the bright lights of Tokyo.

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