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Walking the Kiso Road: A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan

William Scott Wilson

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ISBN 10: 1522642854 / ISBN 13: 9781522642855
Editorial: Audible Studios on Brilliance, United States, 2016
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Language: English . Brand New. Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 CE. In the 17th century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips along with their samurai and porters to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo). The natural beauty of the route is renowned and famously inspired the landscapes of Hiroshige, as well as the work of many other artists and writers. Wilson, esteemed translator of samurai philosophy, has walked the road several times and is a delightful and expert guide to this popular tourist destination; he shares its rich history and lore, literary and artistic significance, cuisine and architecture, as well as his own experiences. N° de ref. de la librería BRI9781522642855

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Título: Walking the Kiso Road: A Modern-Day ...

Editorial: Audible Studios on Brilliance, United States

Año de publicación: 2016

Encuadernación: CD-Audio

Condición del libro:New

Edición: Unabridged.

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Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 CE. In the 17th century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips—along with their samurai and porters—to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo). The natural beauty of the route is renowned—and famously inspired the landscapes of Hiroshige, as well as the work of many other artists and writers. Wilson, esteemed translator of samurai philosophy, has walked the road several times and is a delightful and expert guide to this popular tourist destination; he shares its rich history and lore, literary and artistic significance, cuisine and architecture, as well as his own experiences.

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WILLIAM SCOTT WILSON is the foremost translator into English of traditional Japanese texts on samurai culture. His best-selling translations include Hagakure, The Book of Five Rings, and Taiko. He is also the author of The Lone Samurai, a biography of the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi, and The One Taste of Truth, on the history of tea and Zen.

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