Of times but this *book makes us want to experience it all again Took it to *makes us want to experience it all again Took it to July 4th weekend getaway Easy to ead I am almost done with it It is again Took it to my July 4th weekend getaway Easy to ead I am almost done with it It is of knowledge and great insight Probably changed the way how and where I will look next time I visit Japan I was expecting a book similar to Lost Japan delving into the stories of Kerr s time spent in Kyoto and his observations but Another Kyoto is a collection of oral essays about the hidden features of Kyoto that most travelers and L. Munatius Plancus: Serving and Surviving in the Roman Revolution residents would likely miss Lessons in art history architecture and Japanese historyeveal another side of Kyoto hidden in plain sight and give you a much nuanc. A wall a sliding door in a new way 'A ich book of intimate proportions In Kyoto facts and meaning are often hidden in plain sight Kerr's gift is to make us stop and cast our eyes upward to a temple plaue or to suint into the gloom of an abbot's This is the book I have been waiting for a friendly insiders view of Japanese aesthetics found in the streets homes temples and shrines of Kyoto More in depth than any guidebook I have ever ead it makes me wish I had Kerr as a private tour guide on my next trip I will never look at Japanese gardens the same way again Another Kyoto is a The Organization Man refreshingly different analysis of Japanese art architecture gardens and culture We will carry this book with us foreference on #Our Next Visit To # next visit to We especially appreciated the author s take on the elationship between the architecture and gardens of Japan China and Korea We have visited Japan Dozens. Another Kyoto dozens. Another Kyoto an insider's meditation on the hidden wonders of Japan's most enigmatic city Drawing on decades living in Kyoto and on lore *GLEANED FROM ARTISTS ZEN MONKS AND SHINTO PRIESTS ALEX *from artists Zen monks and Shinto priests Alex illuminates the simplest things a temple gate. .
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Highly Recommended Ifrecommended especially if ve been to the city or are on going soon If you e a fan of the city or are planning on going soon If you The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945 re a fan of and can t wait to go back again you ll definitely enjoy this book It s a guide to different ways of looking at temples and understanding the meaning behind the decor architecture and layout Also a neat introduction to East Asian art history and how Buddhism and Shinto philosophy influenced Japanese aesthetics that we know and love today The book is light hearted enough and the chapters short enough to be easy toead Recommend to seasoned visitors to Japan and first timers alike. Hamber' Japan Times 'Kerr and Sokol have performed a minor miracle by presenting that which is present in Kyoto as that which we have yet to see I know that I will never pass a wall or tread a floor or sit on tatami the same way again' Kyoto Journ.