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The Garden of Asia
Impressions from Japan


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108037211

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About the Authors
  • Reginald J. Farrer (1880–1920) was a traveller and plant collector who was an important influence on horticultural style in England. In 1902 he embarked on an expedition to Asia, where he was inspired by the rock gardens of Tokyo, Yokohama and Beijing, and discovered plant species such as Clematis macropetala, and the eponymous Geranium farreri and Viburnum farreri, which are now common in European gardens. In his first book, published in 1904, he records his experiences in Japan and other Asian countries, vividly recounting his impressions of, and his passion for, eastern landscape, terrain, plantations, forestry and flora, of which the aesthetic characteristics became central to the rockeries and shrubberies he created on his return home. Farrer died while on an expedition at the early age of forty, but the legacy of his highly influential writings and his wide-ranging plant introductions remains significant today.

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    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108037211
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Dai Nipon Banzai
    2. The metropolis of Japan
    3. The gardens of Tokio
    4. The greater gardens
    5. Housekeeping
    6. Inage: a sketch from Japan
    7. Shops and shopping
    8. Korea
    9. Impressions round Peking
    10. Nikko, Kekko
    11. Natai-San
    12. The Lady Little Willow Tree
    13. Shiba-no-tera
    14. Asakusa-no-Tera
    15. Uyeno-no-tera
    16. Northward
    17. The Hokkaido
    18. Matsushima
    19. Yoshiwara
    20. The sphinx in Japan
    21. Matsuri
    22. The Holy One of Kamakura
    23. Enoshima
    24. Ikao and Karuizawa
    25. The circuit of the Holy One
    26. Miyanoshita, Hakoné, Atami
    27. The passing of days
    28. Sayonara.

  • Author

    Reginald John Farrer

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