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Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature
  

Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature (Hardback)

By Dougill, John

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    29 Oct 19

Japan's World Heritage Sites presents the exquisite temples, shrines, gardens, castles and natural wonders found throughout Japan which have now been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This new edition has more convenient size and includes many newly-designated UNESCO sites.

ISBN 9784805314753
Barcode 9784805314753
Release Date 29 October 2019 by Tuttle Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9784805314753
ISBN-10 4805314753
Stock Release date is 29 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 10 Dec 2019
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Release Date 29 October 2019
Publication Country Japan Japan
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dougill, John
Category Architecture
Conservation Of Buildings & Building Materials
Travel & Holiday Guides
Museum, Historic Sites, Gallery & Art Guides
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 254mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 915.2
Catalogue Code 1002718

Description of this Book

Japan's World Heritage Sites presents the exquisite temples, shrines, gardens, castles and natural wonders found throughout Japan which have now been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This new edition has more convenient size and includes many newly-designated UNESCO sites including: Christian Sites in Nagasaki that tell the extraordinary story of Japan's Christians who continued to practice their faith in secret under penalty of death during Japan's feudal era Meiji Industrial Sites which tell of the nation's rapid modernization during the Meiji period The Munakata Shrine to seafaring deities on a forbidden island The Tomioka Silk Mill which became a leader in Japan's export drive The National Museum of Western Art, an architectural gem designed by Le Corbusier Japan expert John Dougill personally traveled to each of these sites to research this book. He tells how his journey led him from the sub-Arctic island of Hokkaido to the sub-tropical islands of the Okinawan archipelago and beyond. Tag along as he describes each place in loving detail and talks about its special historical and cultural features, including: Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest and most sacred volcano. Located on Honshu Island near Tokyo, Mt. Fuji is considered the sacred center of Japan. Himeji Castle, a monument from Japan's long feudal history. Also known as Egret Castle, because it looks like a bird taking off in flight. Horu-ji Temple, the world's oldest surviving wooden structure-a center of Buddhist learning that still serves as a seminary and monastery The Hiroshima Peace Memorial or Atomic-Bomb Dome-one of the few structures to partially survive the atomic blast in 1945 The Ogasawara Islands, a remote archipelago of over 30 islands including Iwo Jima, that is home to rare wildlife and spectacular scenery. Readers will learn how Japan became involved with the World Heritage Sites program back in 1993, the importance of these designations, and their popularity in Japan and abroad today. Whether you are planning to travel to Japan or just enjoy learning more about this history of this unique land, Japan's World Heritage Sites is sure to inspire.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review From Mt. Fuji to ancient Kyoto to the Peace Memorial at Hiroshima, UNESCO tagged seventeen sites with their highest honor and the 350 color photographs and masterful descriptions will certainly solidify Japan's standing as a tourist destination. --Foreword Magazine Dougill shares historical background and breathtaking photos of Japan's 17 world heritage sites, for instance, Mount Fuji and Himeji Castle, which are conveniently reachable from Tokyo. The author includes facts on accessing the sites, hours of operation, and more. --Library Journal

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Author's Bio

John Dougill is a professor at Ryukoku University in Kyoto. He has authored fourteen Japanese college textbooks as well as Kyoto: A Cultural Guide, In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians and Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto.

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