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Another Kyoto - Alex Kerr

Paperback Published: 16th July 2018
ISBN: 9780141988337
Number Of Pages: 336

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An evocative, definitive work on Kyoto, the most beautiful city in Japan.

Another Kyoto is a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way: artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Japanese literati, and expat personalities from days past, such as legendary art dealer David Kidd. Kerr turns what we thought we knew about Kyoto inside-out, revealing the inner ideas behind simple things like walls, floors, and sliding doors.

After this book, one can never walk through a Zen gate in the same way again.

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By exposing the convenient demarcations which define Kyoto, Alex Kerr and Kathy Sokol have deconstructed Kyoto cliche's and in the process have produced a surprising and refreshing addition to Kyoto lore. ... 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. ... Another Kyoto is a kind of rapturous rupture which explodes the field of cultural, social, and poetic possibilities. * Kyoto Journal *

ISBN: 9780141988337
ISBN-10: 0141988339
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 16th July 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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