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Perfected by the Tea Masters

Fredric Jameson: Japan-ness, 5 April 2007

Japan-ness in Architecture 
by Arata Isozaki, translated by Sabu Kohso.
MIT, 349 pp., £19.95, July 2006, 0 262 09038 4
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... The three-stage process [of the building of the Katsura Imperial Villa] is perfectly discernible in the layout of the buildings as they survive. Beginning from the Ko-shoin with its celebrated Moon-Viewing Platform (tsukimi-dai) of bamboo, the Chu¯ -shoin and the Gakki-no-ma were added, and finally the Shin-goten. All rooms face the pond at a uniform angle, whilst successively set back from right to left (as viewed from the pond ...


Rebecca Solnit: In Fukushima, 10 May 2012

... be the same. Rebecca Solnit would like to thank Yayoi Mashimo, Masako Tsuno, Etsuko Yamasaki, Sabu Kohso and Rin ...

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