Writers in Kyoto is proud to present a new publication by two of its members, John Dougill and John Einarsen. This is an updating of John E’s earlier bilingual work, ‘Zen and Kyoto’. The new book, titled by Tuttle, ‘Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto’, is a richly illustrated book with over 100 colour photos. It consists of two parts, the first covering Zen and Japanese Culture, the second part being a guide to 35 temples and sub temples that are open to the public. There is a preface by Takafumi Kawakami, deputy head of Shunko-in, an interview with Thomas Kirchner of Tenryu-ji,  and endorsements by leading experts including professors of Japanese religion, cultural specialists as well as Zen priests.

The book launch will take place on Nov 18 from 6.00-9.00 at Cafe Rokujian (Kampo Cultural Center near Heian Jingu).  There will be a bar, snacks, and some of John E’s photos on display. We hope that you will join us.

For more about the location, please see the Rokujian website.  Address, map and access here.

For more about the book, see the American amazon page here, where there’s a selection of seven images that are worth browsing through.
For the Tuttle page about the book, see here.