A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK

by Andrew R. Deane

Part Four: Culture and Context

Covering religious, philosophical, geomantic and cultural influences.


 

Table of Contents

Chapter 37: Shintoism
An Animistic Religion; The Gods; Sacred Places; Bound for Eternity; Boulders, Trees and Waterfalls; Shrines

Chapter 38: Buddhism
A Way In for a Way Out; Back to School; Four Nyorai; A Pair of Bosatsu; Sculpting Buddha; Common or Garden Buddhism; Temples

Chapter 39: Zen Buddhism
In a Nutshell; Big Brother’s Watching You…; Original Face; Help Yourself; Just Sitting; Just Nonsense; Just Nothing; Zen Landscapes

Chapter 40: Philosophies
Confucianism; Neo-Confucianism; Taoism

Chapter 41: Geomancy
Harmonizing Energy; Father Feng-shui; Balance; Rules and Regulations; Key Energy; Cardinal Points; Phases; Division and Subdivision; Change; Taboos; Go-around Gods

Chapter 42: Traditional Arts
Keeping a Tune; On Stage; Mimicry; Arranging Flowers; Standing Flowers; Rivers of Ink; Capturing Mountains and Rivers; Capturing the Moon


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