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Old Kyoto free pdf Kyoto is recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also the repository of traditional Japanese culture: still very much alive here. Now, completely updated and revised, this lovingly written travelogue-cum-guidebook is for the traveller seeking to find the "real Kyoto". The book focuses on the family establishments that have been active for generations. In the old shops and inns that continue to thrive on the narrow backstreets, the visitor may glimpse the old way of life. Here, a careful examination of action and deed will uncover treasures: the way a hand-crafted calligraphy brush is bound, a miniature garden tended, a bamboo basket woven. Long-time Kyoto resident Diane Durston reveals this hidden world. Dozens of maps and photographs amplify her vision. Never before have the traditional ways been introduced in such depth, with such care, in such a handy guidebook format. The old ways survive. Finding them is another matter...

About Diana Durston

DIANE DURSTON is a writer, lecturer, and consultant on Japan and Asian cultures. She has written three books on Kyoto, where she lived for eighteen years. Kyoto: Seven Paths to the Heart of the City and The Living Traditions of Old Kyoto are her two other publications. Durston now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Author : Diana Durston
Publisher : Kodansha International Ltd
Data Published : 29 June 2005
ISBN : 4770029942
EAN : 9784770029942
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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