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Suggested Reading

The Art of Zen Gardens: A Guide to their Creation and Enjoyment, A. K. Davidson, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. 1983 ISBN 0-87477-253-2 - *Good “How-to” book

Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony, A. L. Sadler, Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1962, 1998 ISBN 62-19787

The Essentials of Bonsai, by the editors of Shufunomoto, Timber Press 1992 ISBN 0-917304-27-6

Ikebana: Step-by-Step, Reiko Takenaka, Joie, Inc. 1995 ISBN 0-87040-958-1

In the Japanese Garden, Elizabeth Bibb, Photos by Michael S. Yamashita, Starwood Publishing, Inc. 1991 ISBN 0-912347-80-5

Japan: The Rise of Daimyo Culture 1185-1868, edt. Yoshiaki Shimizu, George Braziller Inc. , National Gallery of Art, 1988

Japanese Garden Design, Marc P. Keane, photos by Ohashi Haruzo, Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1996 ISBN 0-8048-2071-6 - *Highly Recommended

The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening: Japanese Gardens, Wendy B. Murphy, Time-Life Books 1979 ISBN 0-8094-2631-5

A Japanese Touch for your Garden, David H. Engel, Kiyoshi Seike, & Masanobu Kudo, Kodansha International

A Japanese Touch for your Home, Koji Yagi, photos by Ryo Hata, Kodansha International 1982 ISBN 4-7700-1662-X

Simon and Schuster’s Guide to Bonsai, Gianfranco Giorgi, photos by Enzo Arnone, Simon and Schuster 1990 ISBN 0-671-73488-1

Disclaimer: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the Wise. Seek instead what they sought.” - Lao Tzu
I am not a great scholar or historian. The information I present here is very basic and may contain some generalities or errors. The bibliography is far from complete. Comments and suggestions are warmly appreciated. Thank you.

© Eric Munson, 2001. (SCA: Matsuyama Mokurai), eric.munson@rodale.com This paper is copywrited. Please do not reproduce whole or in part without the permission of the author except for educational purposes.

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