[Bundle] Japanese Garden History

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From the Heian until the Heisei period

To understand Japanese gardens, it is necessary to gain a little knowledge about Japan's history as well.

It is fascinating how the development of gardens in Japan is this closely connected to the changing lifestyle of Japan's nobility and the changes in who holds the power.

In this series, we want to show how the gardens evolved over time, from the Heian, until the Heisei period with their incomparable strolling and, in contrast, dry landscape, and natural gardens.

This bundle contains all three volumes of our Japanese Garden History series. They contain:

Book 1:

The Tale of Gama-


The First Half of the Heian Period


The Second Half of the Heian Period


The Tale of Prince Genji

The Fujiwara era

The Sakuteki

Book 2:

The Kamakura period and the rise of Zen

Shoin- and first semi-professional gardeners

Musō Soseki

The Muromachi period

Transformation of Saihō- temple and Tenryū- temple

The Ashikaga shoguns and their temple residences

Three types of dry landscape gardens

The Azuchi-Momoyama period

Kobori Enshū and his karikomi pruning style

Tea gardens


Book 3:

The Edo period

The Gardens of the Edo period

Edo period summary

From Edo period to Heisei period

Meiji period gardens

Taisho and Showa gardens

Heisei period gardens


Periods in pictures

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