Zen Garden Study Group
|Details||In view of the rapid development of Kyoto in recent years, the compilation of materials recording the appearance of the capital (particularly its Zen temple gardens) has become increasingly urgent if we are to create a comprehensive archive for the future. The Miyako rinsen meishozue 都林泉名所図 (Illustrated guide to the famous gardens and sites of the capital; 1799) provides a classic example upon which to base our efforts.
Experts in the fields of garden design, garden history, and architectural history were brought together to investigate historically significiant Zen gardens (Zen temple gardens) for the purpose of filming them using modern photographic technology.
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|Chairperson: Amasaki Hiromasa (President, Kyoto University of Art and Design)
Group members: Naka Takahiro (Associate Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design); Yagasaki Zentarō (Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology); Kodama Osamu (Image Studio “Sangha Inc.”); Toga Masataka, Kōno Gihō (Institute for Zen Studies).