Sukiya Living Magazine (JOJG) Issue #74
COVER PHOTO: Matsuda-ya Hotel in Yamaguchi-ken.
PUBLISHER'S ESSAY: Interior Specialists Wanted. The West needs more professionals who specialize in Japanese interiors.
VIEWPOINTS: A New Direction? Essays by Hoichi Kurisu, David Slawson, Asher Browne, Kendall Browne, and Tamao Goda about new ideas and new directions in the world of Japanese gardening.
LAYOUT & PLANNING: The Role of Flowers. The Japanese love flowers, but herbaceous plants are generally unwelcome in Japanese gardens. Asher Browne explains.
STONE-SETTING: A Guide to Yaku-ishi. These "functional" stones are probably the most important stones in the entire garden.
BASIC PRUNING: Pruning Genetically Weeping Trees. The pruning rules are different for weeping trees.
SUKIYA LIVING HISTORY: Why JGardens aren't Lit. Lanterns are common in sukiya-style gardens, but they're never lit. Here's why.
PHOTO SEQUENCE: "Closing the Shutters." Japanese homes are closed up at night using wooden shutters. This photo sequence shows how it's done.
HORTICULTURE: More on Ginkgo. There are a lot of reasons why ginkgo trees are generally unwelcome in Japanese gardens.
JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY: Chanoyu Lore. This article by Kathleen Fink examines various myths and stories involving the Japanese tea ceremony.
A JN TOUCH FOR YOUR HOME: A Tiny Japanese Den. This den project will interest Westerners who hope to make a small space in their home for meditation or relaxation.
LETTERS, Q&A: Visits to Faraway. Questions about staying at ryokans, ranking the best gardens in N. America, time tested Japanese plants, gate roof pitch, etc.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The latest news and events that you can attend.
ADVANCED PRUNING WORKSHOP: Gould Workshop. Join us for this 2-day pruning class in Monkton, Maryland.
SUKIYA LIVING MARKETPLACE. Japanese Garden specialists and other professionals.
TRAVEL TO JAPAN: JOJG's Kyoto Walking Tour. The best way to see Japan's finest gardens. Join us on this special journey!
BACK COVER: "Omuro," by Toh-kyo.