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    DescriptionWhy are the autumn colours of Kyoto described as the most beautiful in Japan? The delicate, almost translucent autumn hues, which derive from the city's unique plant life and climate, are undoubtedly lovely to behold, but clearly that is not the only reason. The secret of Kyoto's autumn beauty lies in a perfect harmony of the natural and the man-made, the culmination of centuries of history. This book introduces 49 magnificent Kyoto locations - predominantly temples and shrines - ideal for viewing the season's fiery displays. The scenes are elegantly captured by three photographers who have devoted their lives to conveying the beauty of this remarkable city through the camera lens. In these pages, readers will soon note that far from being consigned to history, Kyoto's ancient places of worship are assiduously maintained as centres for present-day religious devotions. The ideal, seamless coexistence of these quintessential Kyoto landmarks and their surroundings is another secret of Kyoto's seasonal beauty, and the key to the city's position as Japan's cultural capital for over 1,200 years. A bilingual map section provides address information and contact details for each location. This is a stunning photo-guide to autumnal Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, copiously illustrated with images of the red leaves considered the most beautiful autumn colours in Japan. Area-by-area chapters feature 49 noted locations including well-known spots in Kyoto like Kiyomizudera-temple, Nanzenji-temple, Ryoanji-temple, Tofukuji-temple, Shimogamo shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace etc. This book also explains the history and culture of each place. It provides 6 maps in total - one for the whole Kyoto area and 5 others for Central, East, West, South and North Kyoto. Map pages also have access information, with addresses and telephone numbers of the places listed (temples, shrines etc), all written in both Japanese and English. It is perfect as a gift or a handy travel guide to Kyoto.

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    Autumn Colors of Kyoto
    A Seasonal Portfolio
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hidehiko Mizuno, By (author) Kayu Mizuno, By (author) Yasutaka Ogawa, Foreword by Jihei Ogawa XI
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 104
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9784770030931
    ISBN 10: 4770030932

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
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    BIC subject category V2: WTM, AJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25870
    B&T Approval Code: A06284000
    BISAC V2.8: PHO000000, PHO019000, TRV003050
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 952.186400222, 915.21864002, 915.2/186400222
    LC classification: DS897.K843 M59 2008
    Thema V1.0: AJ, WTM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPJ
    Illustrations note
    full colour photographs throughout & 6 maps
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha International Ltd
    Publication date
    03 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Hidehiko Mizuno: Photographer, born 1968 in Kyoto. Bewitched by its beautiful landscapes and amazing historical and cultural legacy, Mizuno has made a career of photographing his hometown, mainly its shrines and temples. Kayu Mizuno: Photographer and essayist, born 1969 in Kyoto, who takes life in her hometown as the central theme for her work. Winner of numerous awards at the Kyoto Contemporary Photographers' Exhibition, including the top prize. Director of the Machiya Photo Museum. Yasutaka Ogawa: Photographer, born 1975 in Kyoto. Ogawa has made capturing Kyoto on film his life work since first photographing the city around 1999. Continues to present his photos in various publications, mainly magazines.
    Review quote
    "Kyoto has a distinctive sense of beauty and a high standard of pride, which is akin to wabi sabi, a Japanese expression loosely translated as 'the tranquil life.' In turn, Japanese culture is heavily influenced by Kyoto, making it very different from other Asian and western societies." -- Hidehiko Mizuno