The Courtyard Gardens of Kyoto

The Courtyard Gardens of Kyoto

Kyō No Tsuboniwa

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Tsubo-niwa, or courtyard gardens are small, interior gardens which play a significant role in the ideal Japanese home. Often seen in classical machiya townhouses, (often called “Eel’s bed” due to their thin and long rectangular shape), temples and shrines and located in the inner part of the house, courtyard gardens provide both functionality such as ventilation and lighting and add natural comfort to daily life. About 50 tsuboniwa from machiya townhouses, temples, hotels and museums are introduced.
This concise collection presents 50 delicate photos of Kyoto's traditional Tsubo-niwa, or courtyard gardens. With beautiful photographs by leading photographer Katsuhiko Mizuno, this book is an excellent guide to Kyoto and its gardens.

Publisher: Kyoto, Japan : Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9784838102532
Branch Call Number: 915.204 HOUSE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 x 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Mizuno, Katsuhiko
Alternative Title: Kyō no tsuboniwa
Notes: Cover title


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