Another Kyoto is an insider's meditation on the hidden wonders of Japan's most enigmatic city. Drawing on decades living in Kyoto, and on lore gleaned from artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Alex Kerr illuminates the simplest things - a temple gate, a wall, a sliding door - in a new way.
'A rich book of intimate proportions... In Kyoto, facts and meaning are often hidden in plain sight. Kerr's gift is to make us stop and cast our eyes upward to a temple plaque, or to squint into the gloom of an abbot's chamber' - Japan Times
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
'By exposing the convenient demarcations which define Kyoto, Alex Kerr and Kathy Sokol have deconstructed Kyoto cliche's and in the process have produced a surprising and refreshing addition to Kyoto lore... Kerr and Sokol have performed a minor miracle by presenting that which is present in Kyoto as that which we have yet to see. I know that I will never pass a wall, or tread a floor, or sit on tatami the same way again... Another Kyoto is a kind of rapturous rupture which explodes the field of cultural, social, and poetic possibilities.' - Kyoto Journal
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