Introduction 1. Themes 2. Landform 3. Garden Elements 4. Garden Maintenance 5. Symbolism of the Japanese Garden Explained in Historic Garden Manuals 6. Symbolism of the Japanese Garden in North America 7. Symbolism of the Japanese Garden: a Conclusion Appendix 1. Twenty Outstanding Japanese Gardens, Selected by the Authors Appendix 2. Word List Appendix 3. Main Garden Addresses Appendix 4. Bibliography Appendix 5. Credits
Seiko Goto is a Professor at the School of Environmental Science, Nagasaki University, Japan, where her teaching covers Japanese gardens. She has also published extensively on the subject. Takahiro Naka is a Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan, Department of Landscape Architecture and has published books on Kyoto gardens, as well as articles on Japanese garden design and history.