Where Land and Culture Merge
About the Authors
P.P. Karan, chair of the Japanese Studies committee and professor of geography at the University of Kentucky, is the co-editor of The Japanese City.
Shigeru lijima is professor emeritus of cultural anthropology in the Tokyo Institute of Ethnology.
"An elegantly produced short book, of which about half is taken up by a series of black and white photographs of the Japanese landscapes."—Geographical Journal
"Puts Japan's renowned urbanization within a broader cultural and national context."—Journal of Urban Design
"Will provide a valuable starting point for the study of Japanese landscape."—Landscape Research
"A large part of the enjoyment of this book comes from the chance to compare notes with the authors about what is essential in Japan's landscape, and to engage them in a quiet, one-sided debate while reading."—Pacific Affairs
"The book excels in explaining and categorizing the faces of Japan through physical environmental constraints interwoven with cultural attitudes."—Todd Stradford
"The authors draw on years of observation and experience to explore the interaction of culture, time and space in the Japanese landscape."—UK News
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