The Magic of Japanese Zen Gardens: A Meditative Journey (Hardcover)

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The Magic of Japanese Zen Gardens: A Meditative Journey (Hardcover)

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A meditative
journey of kyoto's zen gardens through all four seasons by photos and poems


A Zen garden is the symbiotic fusion of Japanese philosophy and the art of garden design, a spiritual place of meditation and inner reflection that teaches mindfulness and brings joy to the eyes. If you want to get to know this garden culture, you won't find as many wonderful gems in such a small area anywhere in the world as in Kyoto.

Thomas Kierok photographed these unique gardens in all four seasons. Through encounters with important Zen garden designers, he was able to develop his own photographic perspective inspired by the spirit of Zen. Poems by world-renowned Zen poets Dogen, Basho and Ryokan complement the visual masterpieces. The book is a a meditative journey, a sanctuary for the soul, a retreat between two covers whenever the need for calm, inspiration and grounding arises.


Thomas Kierok, born in 1966, has worked as a freelance portrait, person and business photographer since completing his studies at the renowned Lette-Verein in Berlin. Alongside his photographic assignments, he is also regularly involved in various artistic projects and has produced several books of his own.
Product Details ISBN: 9783716518724
ISBN-10: 3716518727
Publisher: Benteli Verlags
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English