Cologne: Konemann, 2001. Hardcover. Beige cloth boards with green lettering on spine. Glossy color-photographic dust jacket with red and cream lettering. 335 pp. Mainly color illustrations. VG/VG. Item #167129
"Staying at a ryokan is much more than just stopping off at a Japanese hotel. Rather it is a journery in time where the visitor is a guest in old Japan. Whatever the stylistic embodiment of the ryokan, wherever it may be located- one will be able to participate in a traditional way of life of a country which, isolated from foreign influences for more than a thousand years, developed a hightly aesthectic and fascinating culture. The picture of a world long thought lost is offered with only a few compromises to the modern age into which the visitor is immersed freed from the banality of everyday life. The history, traditions, and arts of Japan come alive when experienced personally." -Amazon.
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