Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 October 2014

104 Pages | 96 pgs. in full-color

7 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches

ISBN: 9781568365602

Bookseller Code (03)


Cherry Blossoms of Kyoto

A Seasonal Portfolio

Kodansha International, Photographs by Hidehiko Mizuno, Kayu Mizuno, and Yasutaka Ogawa
Foreword by Jihei Ogawa XI

A Publication of Kodansha USA

Each year, cherry trees, the symbol of springtime in Japan, burst into a riotous blaze of floral glory. The peak cherry-viewing season, however, is extremely short--from late March through early April--and the exquisite blossoms scatter without trace in little over a week. Despite, or perhaps because of, the fleeting nature of the spectacle, cherry blossoms have occupied a special place in the hearts of the Japanese since earliest times.

This book, a companion to the recent Autumn Colors of Kyoto, features 48 outstanding cherry blossom-viewing locations photographed by three lifelong Kyotoites who have made it their mission to convey the beauty of their remarkable city. A bilingual map section provides address information and contact details for each location.


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