Tenryu-ji: Life and Spirit of a Kyoto Garden

No. Pages: 368
Dimensions: 6 x 9"
Format: Hardcover & Digital
Price: US/39.95
ISBN: 9781611720044 (p) / 9781611725261 (e)
Release Date: 15-May-12


This illustrated study of Tenryuji, ranked number one among the five great Zen temples of Kyoto and a major destination for tourism and worship, weaves together history, design, culture, and personal reflection to reveal the inner workings of a great spiritual institution. Looking at Tenryuji's present as a mirror to its past, and detailing the famous pond and rockwork composition by renowned designer Muso Soseki, Norris Brock Johnson presents the first full-length "biography" of a Zen temple garden.