Sukiya Living Magazine (JOJG) Issue #72
COVER PHOTO: Ruri-koh-in. This elegant estate/ryokan was recently opened to the public.
PUBLISHER'S ESSAY: Some Natural Patterns are Undesirable. Yes, we want to evoke natural patterns in our gardens, but some natural patterns should be avoided.
VIEWPOINTS: Drawing the Line - How much are you willing to depart from the Japanese tradition to satisfy a customer?" Essays by Japanese carpenters Toshihiro Sahara, Len Brackett, Kiyoshi Yashui, Peter Wechsler, and Tom Owens.
SUKIYA LIVING: Buying a House. The house comes before the garden. This article by Asher Browne guides home shoppers and tells them what to look for.
ADVANCED PRUNING: Tagyosho Dilemma. Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' presents some unique pruning challenges. This article reviews them, step by step.
ORNAMENTS: Yukimi Placement. Here is the correct way to position yukimi lanterns in your garden.
STONE PATHWAYS: Constructing High-quality Nobedan. Nobedan are present in almost every high-quality Japanese garden. This article by Timothy J. Hansken tells you how to build them.
JAPANESE GARDEN MYTHS: Mixing Styles. When building Japanese-style structures, here are some details to embrace as well as some to avoid.
LETTERS, Q&A: The Proper Use of Ginkgo. Questions about Ginkgo; Comments on Two-piece, Easy-to-wear Kimonos; Enclosure Distance from the House.
CERTIFICATION EXAM: Test Your Sukiya IQ #72. Think you know something about Japanese homes and Japanese gardens? Try taking this test!
PUBLIC JAPANESE GARDENS: UK and Ireland Survey. Here is a list of the very best Japanese gardens in that part of the world.
BOOK REVIEWS: Serene Gardens, Japanese Cooking. Interested in Japanese gardening? How about Japanese food? Read more!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The latest news and events that you can attend.
TRAVEL TO JAPAN: JOJG's Kyoto Walking Tour. The best way to see Japan's finest gardens. Join us on this special journey!
SUKIYA LIVING MARKETPLACE. Japanese Garden specialists and other professionals.
BACK COVER: "Persimmon Picking," by H. Suzuki.