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Japanese Gardening in Small Spaces Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading; 1St Edition edition (September 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870409778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870409776
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author


ISAO YOSHIKAWA was born in 1940 in Tokyo. Having gained a degree in architecture from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, he expanded his career as a keen and creative garden designer, and established the Japan Garden Society in 1963. Besides representing this society and his own laboratory, Yoshikawa Isao Garden Research Institute, he sits on the executive board of the China Landscape Architects Society in both Suzhou and Hangzhou as an honorary member. He has written numerous books on gardening including THE BAMBOO FENCES OF JAPAN, STONE ARANGEMENT GARDENS, RESEARCH DATA FOR GARDENING DETAILS and EXCELLENT GARDENS OF CHINA (some of them published only in Japanese).

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Great book for people how like Japanese gardens.
Dan L. Balsley
This is the only book I decided to purchase out of the lot from the library and I plan on giving a few copies as gifts.
M. Ellis
This book had many great ideas to help with this venture.
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132 of 133 people found the following review helpful By rcdubois@msn.com Rod Dubois on May 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book in Tokyo after falling in love with Japanese gardens. Things I like about it includewide content of overview of visual examples of gardens, examples of lanterns, water basins, stepping stones and materials and tools for use in building a garden. Also there are plans for pictured gardens. A disadvantage was that a great amount of space was devoted to bamboo fences/building. Another good book is "A Japanese Touch For Your Garden", K. Seike, M Kudo, D. Engel
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By M. Ellis on October 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I picked up about ten books on Japanese gardening at the library and this book was by far the most inspirational. The author gives definitions for technical terms and also shows step by step illustrations to recreate various photographs within the book. He also shows how to make a bamboo fence which I thought was really neat and I am actually going to give it a try. This is the only book I decided to purchase out of the lot from the library and I plan on giving a few copies as gifts.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Cordova Lopez on October 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Sorry, my english is no good. I'm a chilean landscaper and I bought this book about 2 month ago and it can help me in many ways for my job. Have a lot of details of how to do fences and other triks with good photos.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Winslow on May 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for anyone planning to build their own garden. The instructions for creating the various elements of the garden made it look easy, and the descriptions given for items that become a part of the garden I found quite interesting. I would have liked even more finished garden pictures as I was only looking for inspiration. But, even with out as many pictures as I would have like, the book was helpful and my garden is now complete, giving me the tranquility I was looking for.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel HERRERA BETANCOR on December 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
You will find inside a lot of inspiration on how to make things work. Exceptional "do it yourself" recommendations. Its a real guidebook for japanese gardening lovers.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mary Burke on August 3, 2009
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I love Japanese gardens. There's one in the park near me and its very peaceful to be there. I thought I might try to have that same effect in my yard if I read this book. Not so. It's a lot more complicated than I thought. There are some nice pictures in the book but most of it is directions on how to build things like fences and paths. There's not much on what kind of plants to use. I'll keep it for the pictures but I don't think I can have a real Japanese in my yard after reading this.
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By martin ruzicka on October 3, 2013
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technically one of the most informative books i have read on the subject, a brilliant tool for my business and my clients.
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